Blue van gives hope of healthy meals

Labourers never imagined that there will be days and months where they would have to live without work and money.

Chandan Bahera of Odisha had come Dadra and Nagar Haveli in search of employment. He worked as a labourer for years but the outbreak of the pandemic jeopardised the security of him and his family.

22 years of his life, Chandan had never feared anything. He had left his parents and relatives in Odisha to live in Silvassa with his wife and two children. Now with no job at hand or no savings, he was worried that he will never be able to see them again. 

One day, while he and his wife were talking to their parents, his children started jumping with joy, shouting that ‘the blue van’ had come. His children recognised that it was the same blue van of Akshaya Patra that serves nourishing mid-day meals at their Government Primary School at Amboli. They were happy and excited that the same blue van would provide them with meals even in this difficult time. 

When hot and nutritious meals keep the family healthy, migrant workers and labourers can focus on saving for the future. Donate meals to support marginalised families in the crisis hour.

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