FEEDING PEOPLE IN A TIME OF CRISIS

Despite the lockdown, and strict police crackdown, Our Nation is arranging to cook and distribute food packets among the poorest of the urban poor.

Food Packets Distribution During Lockdown

Ration Kits Distribution During Lockdown

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25 May 2020 – (Day 63)

Total food packets distributed today: 7408


24 May 2020 – (Day 62)

Ramadan Day – 30

Total food packets distributed today: 0


23 May 2020 – (Day 61)

Ramadan Day – 29

Total food packets distributed today: 0


22 May 2020 – (Day 60)

Ramadan Day – 28

Total food packets distributed today: 5445


21 May 2020 – (Day 59)

Ramadan Day – 27

Total food packets distributed today: 5670


20 May 2020 – (Day 58)

Ramadan Day – 26

Total food packets distributed today: 4212


19 May 2020 – (Day 57)

Ramadan Day – 25

Total food packets distributed today: 4600
Total Ration kits distributed: 40


18 May 2020 – (Day 56)

Ramadan Day – 24

Total food packets distributed today: 4663


17 May 2020 – (Day 55)

Ramadan Day – 23

Total food packets distributed today: 4469


16 May 2020 – (Day 54)

Ramadan Day – 22

Total food packets distributed today: 4398


15 May 2020 – (Day 53)

Ramadan Day – 21

Total food packets distributed today: 2812


14 May 2020 – (Day 52)

Ramadan Day – 20

Total food packets distributed today: 4724


13 May 2020 – (Day 51)

Ramadan Day – 19

Total food packets distributed today: 4398


12 May 2020 – (Day 50)

Ramadan Day – 18

Total food packets distributed today: 4338


11 May 2020 – (Day 49)

Ramadan Day – 17

Total food packets distributed today: 4685

Ration kits distributed: 75


10 May 2020 – (Day 48)

Ramadan Day – 16

Total food packets distributed today: 4353

Ration kits distributed: 110


9 May 2020 – (Day 47)

Ramadan Day – 15

Total food packets distributed today: 5066

Ration kits distributed: 75


8 May 2020 – (Day 46)

Ramadan Day – 14

Total food packets distributed today: 4785


7 May 2020 – (Day 45)

Ramadan Day – 13

Total food packets distributed today: 5345


6 May 2020 – (Day 44)

Ramadan Day – 12

Total food packets distributed today: 5534.


5 May 2020 – (Day 43)

Ramadan Day – 11

Total food packets readied: 3195 at main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 2005 packs of Ganji (porridge), and 2500 Samosas, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 5200.


4 May 2020 – (Day 42)

Ramadan Day – 10

Total food packets readied: 3001 at main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 1907 packs of Ganji (porridge), and 2500 Samosas, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 4908.


3 May 2020 – (Day 41)

Ramadan Day – 9

Total food packets readied: 2965 at main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 2046 packs of Ganji (porridge), and 2500 Samosas, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 5011.


2 May 2020 – (Day 40)

Ramadan Day – 8

Total food packets readied: 2159 in the main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 1902 packs of Ganji (porridge), 1491 Chutney & 250 Samosas. Our kitchen in Tumkur readied 160 food packets, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 4221.

Dry Rations: 2 ration kits were distributed today by a well-wisher.


1 May 2020 – (Day 39)

Ramadan Day – 7

Total food packets readied: 2913 in the main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 1907 packs of Ganji (porridge) & 2500 Samosas. Our kitchen in Tumkur readied 160 food packets, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 4980.

From the very first day, we have striven to serve only the best of food without any compromise in quality. Our objective has been to offer food which tastes and feels like what we ourselves cook in our homes.

On this special day of Friday, we cooked delicious chicken biryani— a break from 38 days of vegetable palau.

Dry Rations: 6 ration kits were distributed today by a well-wisher, 2 of those were in response to distress calls received last night from Shakira Sait. When we called up one of the persons, he was sobbing non stop.


30 April 2020 – (Day 38)

Ramadan Day – 6

Total food packets readied: 2881 in the main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 2206 packs of Ganji (porridge) & 2500 Samosas. Our kitchen in Tumkur readied 160 food packets, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 5247.


29 April 2020 – (Day 37)

Ramadan Day – 5

Total food packets readied: 2402 in the main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 899 packs of Ganji (porridge) & 2500 Samosas. Our kitchen in Tumkur readied 160 food packets, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 3461.

Our Nation was established in 2015. The COVID-19 Hunger Relief Program is one of our initiatives and programs we are actively engaged in, along with dry-ration distribution and the 1001-Smiles Eid gift program.


28 April 2020 – (Day 36)

Ramadan Day – 4

Total food packets readied: 3387 in the main kitchen. We distributed the food packs along with 950 packs of Ganji & 2500 Samosas. Our kitchen in Tumkur readied 160 food packets, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 4497.

Our volunteers are going strong, their will did not falter, their spirit did not weaken. Their solidarity and passion are palpable to even a casual observer. This is all the more significant when you realise they are risking their health.

Why do they do so?
It is narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: “None of you will believe until you love for your brother what you love for yourself.”

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27 April 2020 – (Day 35)

Ramadan Day – 3

Total food packets readied: 3300 in the Main kitchen, we distributed the food packs along with 1561 packs of Ganji, 2500 Samosas & 1275 packets of Daal. Our kitchen in Tumkur readied 160 food packets, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 3460.

ِIt is narrated from Abdullah Ibn Abbas that The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was the most generous of people, and he was even more generous in Ramadan.


26 April 2020 – (Day 34)

Ramadan Day – 2

Total food packets readied: 2905 in the Main kitchen. We have also prepared 3000 Samosas, 3000 Eggs (Gravy) & 950 Ganji which we served as part of a set, you may also call it, Ramadan Special!

But there is more to this Holy month. Indeed, it is the month of blessings, purification, forgiveness & charity.
“Never will you attain the good [reward] until you spend [in the way of Allah ] from that which you love. And whatever you spend – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it”Quran (3:92)


25 April 2020 – (Day 33)

Ramadan Day – 1

Total food packets readied: 3450 in the Main kitchen. We have also added Samousa’s & Ganji in the mix! About 1125 Samousa & 112 ‘Ganji’ packets. We will increase the ‘ganji’ packets in days to come

Day 1 was indeed very strenuous, because of the extra work, and the fatigue of fasting.

But the thought that so many hungry people would enjoy a hearty meal, and samousas, too, took the fatigue out of our bones.
A colleague who passed by the kitchen today, had this to say:
“You should see the energy at the premises today!
I was most delighted with the movement and enthusiasm the whole ON team has displayed!”
The nexus of charity and Ramadhan is something even the coronavirus cannot separate.


24 April 2020 – (Day 32)

Total food packets readied: 3495 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 3655.
Even though this number is a record of sorts, we keep telling ourselves that we are not in the race to overtake anyone.
Our primary goal is to feed the poor with all sincerity. God alone is the source of all good, and to Him alone is due all praise.

This program will continue during the Holy month of Ramadhan. God willing, we will keep providing hot meals.

In previous Ramadhans, Our Nation used to organize soup kitchens in one or the other poor localities in the city, where we used to serve Bangalore’s iconic ‘Ganji” (a form of porridge full of nutrients). However, due to the lock-down, we will be taking ‘Ganji’ to the doors of the daily-wage earners who are left without an income, to the migrants who have nothing to cook, and even to the homeless

One of the names of Ramadhan is “The month of Compassion”. The traditions report that the Holy Prophet, peace be on him, would be seen to be most generous in this month.

His followers need to emulate him in spirit and action.


23 April 2020 – (Day 31)

Total food packets readied: 3485 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 3645. Never before had we run a kitchen for such a long unbroken period.

We are elated & excited to announce that this program will continue during the Holy month of Ramadhan. God willing, we will keep providing hot meals. Being a month of abundant blessings, the menu will vary and the taste will get better.
In previous Ramadhans, Our Nation used to organize soup kitchens in one or the other poor localities in the city, where we serve Bangalore’s iconic ‘Ganji” (a form of porridge full of nutrients). Due to COVID-19, we will be taking the ‘ganji’ directly to people’s homes.
Yesterday, we cooked some quantity of the ganji and experimented different ways of packing it to ensure it remains unspoiled over many hours. Our experiment showed that the ‘ganji’ remained unfermented even after 6 long hours.

Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever helps break the fast of a fasting person, he will have the same reward as him without decreasing anything from the reward of the fasting person.”


22 April 2020 – (Day 30)

Total food packets readied: 3420 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 3580

Dry-Rations: Our Nation has delivered 320 kits today, 300 of these were distributed in villages around Tumkur. A well-wisher donated 50 ration kits, Our Nation has been delivering 170 kits each month from quite a few tears in these same villages.

A detailed report on our rural initiatives will soon be shared.
The usual preliminary report from the main kitchen is included as well in the pictures below.


21 April 2020 – (Day 29)

Total food packets readied: 3420 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 3580.

Yes, the 3500 mark has been breached! This wouldn’t have been possible without the the will & guidance from the Creator, the generosity of the contributors & the fierce efforts of the collaborators.

We are also pleased to learn from many of our recipients that they find the food provided by Our Nation Main Kitchen to be of excellent quality and taste. Yesterday, a volunteer who distributes 500 packets every day, messaged us to say: “Bhai aap ka Khana unbelievable bahut badhiya quality hai….dil se DUA hai aapke liye…”

Dry-Rations: Our Nation has distributed 2 dry-ration kits today, the rations were delivered to Nagawara.


20 April 2020 – (Day 28)

Total food packets readied: 3045 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 3205.

More than 300 kgs of rice cooked today, that not only enabled us to cross 3000 readied food packs in the main kitchen today, but we accomplished packing roughly 430 gms of rice in each packet.

If you haven’t yet, do check out how we accomplish the tremendous task of preparing and delivery of the food every day by clicking the link below:
https://youtu.be/TT4xD6wnHF4

Dry-Rations: Our Nation has distributed 16 dry-ration kits today, The kits were donated by a well-wisher.


19 April 2020 – (Day 27)

Total food packets readied: 2430 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2590.

Dry-Rations: Our Nation responded to various distress calls & distributed 44 dry-ration kits today T.he kits were donated by a well-wisher, 8 of those kits were delivered to Mysore. .

We are inching closer to the 50000 mark–distributed since this program was launched. These 50,000 are large-sized packets. .

Everyday is a challenge–for the people who deliver the ingredients, for the cooks who prepare the sumptuous food, for the team who packs the food, for the volunteers who rush to deliver it. This super-human feat is perhaps evidence of divine approval.

Join us in serving humanity. Join us in spreading goodness.


18 April 2020 – (Day 26)

Total food packets readied: 2510 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2670.
The rice quantity cooked is 240kgs, similar to recent days, but packed more quantity of rice in each packet, which signifies the change in the total cooked food packed from the main kitchen.

Dry-Rations: Our Nation delivered 25 dry-ration kits today, 20 of those to an orphanage in Kaval Byrsandra. The kits were donated by a well-wisher. The value of each kit is RS.1000+. We hope the rations would feed 20 children for a month.

It is narrated that thet Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Myself and the caretaker of an orphan will be in Paradise like this,” and he held his two fingers together.


17 April 2020 – (Day 25)

Total food packets readied: 2820 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2980.

Dry-Rations: Closed several distress calls. Distributed 27 dry-ration kits. Some of the locations reached are Mysore Road, Kengeri & Tirupattur (a town 446 KMs away). A patron contributed some of the kits distributed.

It is narrated that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Guard yourself from the Hellfire, even if with half of a date in charity. If one cannot find it, then with a kind word.”

Be part of this blissful journey.


16 April 2020 – (Day 24)

Total food packets readied today: 2721 in the Main kitchen and 160 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2881. In addition, 19 Dry-Rations kits have been distributed to distressed persons who called for help.

Our volunteers are putting their heart and soul in this noble mission. What pushes them to continue to work despite the fatigue? What motivates them in these dire times? What delights them despite the rigours?

Allah says about such people: ‘And they give food in spite of love for it to the needy, the orphan, and the captive, [Saying:] “We feed you for the countenance of Allah alone; no reward do we desire from you, nor thanks.” (Quran 76:8,9).

And the Prophet told us that there will be no joy for a believer on Judgement Day greater than being given the opportunity to view His Blessed Countenance.


15 April 2020 – (Day 23)

Total food packets readied today: 2814 in the Main kitchen and 140 in Tumkur, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2954.

Here is another record, breached! We are inching closer to the 3000 food packets a day mark. Grateful thanks to everyone who is contributing to this great cause.

Dry-Rations: We received many distress calls during the past 24 hours. We responded in all urgency, and were able to deliver dry-rations to 20 families.
A few well-wishers donated 5 kits of dry ration in Ramnagaram (some 30 KMs from Bangalore. Each kit is valued at INR.1500.

Allah says in the Qur’an, “هل جزاء الإحسان إلا الإحسان”
“Is the reward for good [anything] but good” (55:60)

Let our goodness dispel the ominous clouds of hate, and usher in love in Our Nation.


14 April 2020 – (Day 22)

Total food packets readied today: 2448 in the Main kitchen, 120 in Tumkur & 60 packs of breakfast, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2628.

Today, we have achieved another milestone: more than 30000 food packets have been distributed till date!

One of our well-wishers donated roughly 18kgs of dry-ration (10 kg rice, 5kg Flour, and pulses), the ration was delivered to 8 tile workers who were without work due to the lockdown.

Indeed, the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while his neighbor goes hungry.”

Act now, help promote the cause!


13 April 2020 – (Day 21)

Total food packets readied today: 2056 in the Main kitchen, Tumkur 140, 60 packs of breakfast (today’s special was khara bath), bringing the total food packets distributed to 2256!

Since the Trust’s establishment in 2015, we have been distributing dry-ration kits under our “Food Aid” Program. However, upon foreseeing the impact of the lockdown on the poor and lower middle class households & daily wage earners, we launched this emergency Soup Kitchen program under the COVID-19 Hunger Relief banner.

With the addition of 20 dry-ration kits distributed today, Our Nation has delivered more than 450 kits in 21 days.
Each kit is valued at Rs. 1500.

Grueling times are upon many families.
Feed a hungry stomach, quench a thirsty tongue & bring a smile on a distraught face!


12 April 2020 – (Day 20)

Total food packets readied today: 2130 in the Main kitchen, Tumkur 140, with 60 packs of breakfast, bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2330 food packets!

A busy Sunday for our volunteers, in addition to the above distribution, we have answered several distress calls and managed to distribute 39 dry-ration kits.

It is reported that Prophet Mohammed Peace be Upon Him said: “The believer’s shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

When is a greater time to have some shade than on the day of Judgement?

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11 April 2020 – (Day 19)

Total food packets readied today: 2472 in the Main kitchen, Tumkur 140, with 60 packs of ravi idli (breakfast), bringing the total food packets distributed today to 2672 food packets! A new record!

11 Dry-Ration kits were distributed by Our Nation.
Other than this, our members have also closed 7 distress calls by donating 7 ration kits on their own-initiative.

We are grateful to those who have showed interest in volunteering with us.
Our work is not limited to food distribution. We are also on the lookout for content writers, graphic designers & media specialists. Come and be part of the greater good!


10 April 2020 – (Day 18)

Total food packets readied today: 2352 in the Main kitchen, Tumkur 140, with 60 packs of idli (breakfast), bringing the total distributed today to 2552 food packets!
Do refer to the earlier post with the white board to enlighten yourself about our outreach.

We have also attended to various distress calls and distributed 9 dry-ration kits today.

YES! with Allah’s will, we have crossed the 2500 mark today. We estimate that these 2500 packets would have fed at least 3500 hungry stomachs..

This wouldn’t have been possible without the diligence and unyielding efforts of the volunteers– those brothers of different backgrounds, professions and walks of life who gathered together for the sake of Allah and in the service of those in need.


09 April 2020 – (Day 17)

Total food packets readied today: 1370 in the Main kitchen, Nagwara 500, Tumkur 120, with 60 packs of idli (breakfast), bringing the total distributed today to 2050 food packets!

At first glace, it may seem that the main kitchen has readied less food packets compared to the past days, but since today’s packets were larger in size, we packed more food in them.

We have also distributed 22 dry-ration kits in response to various distress calls received. Apart from the 22 distress calls addressed from the central hub, another 15 were closed by our members on their own initiative. Of these 10 were distributed in Mysore City.

Madhu and Poorna, activists who are associated with Naavu Bharateeyaru, a broad coalition of different progressive organisations and individuals, who are involved in the relief work requested Our Nation for 100 food packets for people in deep distress in Shivajinagar. Delivered and distributed successfully.


08 April 2020 – (Day 16)

Total food packets readied today: 1622 in the Main kitchen, Nagwara 500, Tumkur 120, with 60 packs of idli (breakfast), bringing the total distributed today to 2302 food packets!

About 19 dry-ration kits were distributed in response to the various distress calls we have received through out the day.

Physical fatigue is bound to show up, but the faith of our volunteers and the support of our well-wishers, combined, of course, with help from providence, will keep us going. Your saying Amen will help


07 April 2020 – (Day 15)

Total food packets readied today: 1592 in the Main kitchen, Nagwara 500, Tumkur 120, with 60 packs of idli (breakfast), bringing the total distributed today to 2272 food packets!

Checkout the preliminary report to know which areas we covered in the food distribution (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=524977468187518&id=133196014032334)

Several distress calls closed today as well.
26 ration kits were distributed to the distressed familes.
Areas Covered:
Subhash Nagar, Adugodi, Tank Garder, Shivaji Nagar, Tannery Road, Robertson Road & Nagwara.

Fifteen days of sustained food distribution, braving a deadly virus, convincing their families that they will take good care of themselves, foregoing the comforts of a comfortable life, and not seeking a dime for their services–these are the real brave-hearts of the community.

They are the true sons of Hyder and Tipu, the two rulers of this region who ruled over the hearts of their people, despite Muslims being less than 10% of the population.

“And they feed, for the love of Allah, the indigent, the orphan, and the captive” (Quran 76:9)

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06 April 2020 – (Day 14)

Total food packets readied today 1300 in the Main kitchen, Nagwara 500, Tumkur 120, with 60 packs of idli (breakfast). Total 1980

36 ration kits were distributed today.
Check out the content of each ration kit here
(https://www.facebook.com/…/a.172821810069…/523725631646035/…)

By the grace of God, this program started 14 days ago and our team of volunteers are going strong. They have no need of thanks or gratitude, they only seek the creator’s acceptance and his forgiveness.

They are living the true spirit of Islam, as told by the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):

“The best of people are those who are most beneficial to people”


05 April 2020 – (Day 13)

Total food packets readied today 1260 in the Main kitchen, Nagwara 500, Tumkur 120, with 60 packs of idli (breakfast). Total 1940

It was a busy day for our volunteers as they started from 6 am, receiving and preparing ration kits. From here, they rushed from place to place, closing distress calls and distributing dry rations. Please see our earlier post concerning what constitutes a standard ration kit.
A total of 65 ration kits were distributed today.
Some of the areas covered were:
– Dairy circle – 3 Ration kits
– Koramangala – 4 Ration kits
– Subhashnagar – 20 Ration kits

We were also informed that one kind soul was inspired by Our Nations voluntary work and has distributed 100 ration kits in Shubash Nagar.

There are troubling times, and it is now, more than ever before, that we need to get closer to Allah and seek His mercy & forgivness
Giving alms is one such way. As Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), said:

“Charity extinguishes sin, just as water extinguishes fire.”

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04 April 2020 – (Day 12)

Total food packets readied today 1491 in the Main kitchen, Nagwara, 500 Tumkur 120. Total 2111

Some of the locations where food was distributed in Bangalore by our central team are:
• Vardaraja Nagar M.S Palya – 250 packets
• K.G. Halli – 100 packets
• D.J. Halli – 110 packets
• Benson Town – 50 packets
• Koramangala Audugudi – 200 packets
• Muthu compound – 100 packets
• Gandhinagar 6th Cross – 50 packets
• R.T.Nagar – 55 packets
• JeevanHalli – 50 packets
• Sony Signal – 21 packets
• East Station – 25 packets
• HBS – Al ameen – 180 packets
• PnT Colony – 100 packets
• Throughout the city – 200 packets

4 Ration Kits were distributed at tank garden/dairy circle by our volunteers.

In addition, we arranged 60 bottles of 1 Liter Cooking Oil for the UN refugee camp (courtesy Tazaiyun Aapa of Lifeline).

A large, continuous operation like the above would not be possible without the diligent and sincere efforts of a well-coordinated team–from the procurement staff to the cooks, to the back office personnel, to the social media team, to the guys mobilizing funds.

“Help one another in good deeds and piety” is what our scripture mandates.

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03 April 2020 – (Day 11)

Total food packets readied today: 1374 in the Main kitchen.
In the satellite kitchens: Nagwara 500; Tumkur 120. Plus 50 breakfasts. Total 2044

Some of the locations where food was distributed in Bangalore by our central team are:
– Vardaraja Nagar M.S Palya – 240 packets
– K.G. Halli – 100 packets
– D.J. Halli – 110 packets
– Benson Town – 9 packets
– Koramangala Audugudi – 180 packets
– Gandhinagar 3rd Cross – 60 packets
– Gandhinagar 6th Cross – 120 packets
– R.T.Nagar – 50 packets
– East Station – 25 packets
– HBS – Al ameen – 90 packets
– PnT Colony – 110 packets
– Throughout the city – 280 packets

In response to a distress call 8 Ration Kits were sent to Ramanagaram town (30 Kms away).

Our efficiency is increasing. Our outreach slowly expanding. The number of food packets distributed have gone up 6-fold from the initial days of the project.

We offer our profound thanks to all those who made this possible, in keeping with the Prophetic guidance: “One who fails to thank his benefactors, fails to thank Allah!”

The number of images showing the volunteers and the recipients are far too many to post here. You may check out this online photo album.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yw8356svzyxcbfmF9


02 April 2020 – (Day 10)

Today we funded a new kitchen in Tumkur (100 Kms from Bangalore). The kitchen we funded in Nagvara yesterday is also functioning.

Total food packets readied today 1214 in the Main kitchen. Nagwara 250; Tumkur 50. Plus 50 breakfasts. Total 1564
Some of the locations where food was distributed in Bangalore by our central team are
 East Railway Station -25 food packets
 HBS HOSPITAL- 40 food packets
 Al ameen hospital -40 food packets.
 K.G Halli 3rd cross – 60 food packets
 K.G 6th cross- 100 food packets
 Beijing Bites 150 food packets
 MS Palya 150 food packets
 Audogodi Slums 150 food packets
Apart from cooked food, Our Nation Ration Kits distributed to families in distress:
 20 Ration Kits containing all essentials (each delivered individually by our volunteers)
Moreover, our partners, Benson Town Muslim Welfare society, have distributed ration kits as under:
 70 kits near Banaswadi slum area
 30 kits near pottery town slum area

Cannot believe that 10 days have passed. In such trying times. Constantly in fear of the long arm of the law stopping our volunteers (despite their passes). With families worrying about their young men out in the field (despite the strictest insistence on ensuring face masks and social-distancing).
Providence alone has given us the strength to persevere.

“And the friends of Allah; no fear shall come upon them, nor shall they grieve” (Al Quran)


01st April 2020

> Total Food Packets distributed 1150 (plus 250 at the new Nagwara Kitchen)
> Idli Distribution 50 packets of 2 Idlis+sambar each
> Distress calls closed 15 (by supplying them ration kits)
> Our partners, the Benson Town Muslim Welfare Association, distributed a large amount of ration in the UN Refugee Camp in Yelahanka

Leadership is all about tenacity, consistency and partnering with the best.
An unlettered man (peace on him) changed the world in 23 years.
His followers, too, can; even if it takes them longer.


31st March 2020

Today, 31 March 2020, we increased the quantity to 880 packets.

Our solo volunteer distributed 100 Idli+Sambar packets early morning to hungry souls.
Often times, the face of a famished person reflects the pangs of hunger in his stomach.
Our hero drives by in his car and hands these packets to all such persons, till he runs out of stock..

“[Charity is] for the poor who have been restricted for the cause of Allah, unable to move about in the land. An ignorant [person] would think them self-sufficient because of their restraint, but you will know them by their [characteristic] sign. They do not ask people persistently [or at all]. And whatever you spend of good – indeed, Allah is Knowing of it.” Quran 2:273

Grateful thanks to those who made this possible.

Our Nation volunteers visit the UNHCR Rohingya refugee camp in India’s silicon valley.
Volunteers were shocked at the sub-human living conditions.

We distributed 150 hot meals there.


30th March 2020

700 packets were distributed today to volunteers who are on their way to feed the deserving in hospitals, slums, urban pockets cut off from eateries, security personnel from apartment buildings, service personnel of mosques with no access to cooked food, and passengers stranded in railway stations.

The tenacity of the volunteers, and the organizers, day after day, despite the lock-down is inspiring.

They draw their inspiration from their Islamic faith which teaches them to feed the hungry–without seeking recompense and thanks.


29th March 2020

700 food packets were distributed today.


28th March 2020

Today, 800+ food packets were distributed. Some 200 were distributed in 5 different hospitals in the Shivajinagar area.


27th March 2020

We marginally increased the number of food packets today.

Volunteers who went about distributing the food tell us the demand is far greater.

God willing, we will increase the numbers gradually.
From tomorrow, a dedicated team will distribute food packets in the following hospitals
1. Shifa
2. Jain
3. Al Ameen
4. Gosha
5. Bowring.
The team will alternate every day as part of a business continuity plan.


26th March 2020

Another 500 hot meals were distributed in select areas of Bangalore.
Areas selected were those were a bulk of the residents were migrant workers who depended on eateries and canteens for their food.
Volunteers reported that the attenders of patients in Shifa and Bowring Hospital were the most deserving. They had no food for a long time.
Our cook, our hero, told us that the migrant workers he gave the food packets to were overjoyed.
InshaAllah, increasing the quantity by another 200 tomorrow.

Meanwhile, many new initiatives were launched in the city and in other parts of this vast country.


25th March 2020

Today, 25th March, 2020, the food distribution was less stressful. Received formal approval to move around by DCP Bangalore East. Thanks to Corporator Ar Zakir for his timely help.

A new area where many migrant workers stay, MS Palya, received over 200 food packets today.

Another 150 were sent to Beijing Bites, a restaurant in Richmond Town that has mobilized its staff and other local volunteers to distribute food to nearby slums and people who stay in PG accommodations. They do about 350 packets a day.

The rest of the 500 were given to slum dwellers in DJ Halli and the overworked police constables trying their best to enforce the lockdown.

Dozens of other Bangalore Muslim NGOs have taken up the mantle of providing rations, cooked food, setting up community kitchens and spreading awareness of the need to do social distancing.