India is probably undergoing its worst health crisis in history right now, and our people are struggling to cope with it. Since the new strain of the virus is extremely infectious, entire families are contracting it and quarantining in their homes. Now, when you are down with coronavirus and coping with the symptoms, you can hardly cook a meal for yourself. Plus, a lot of people don’t even have that option, since they are confined to their rooms in quarantine.
Some of us have the privilege to order all three meals online for the (minimum) two weeks of self-isolation, but for most people in the country, it is not possible. And struggling to feed yourself while your body is fighting a deadly virus can crush anybody’s morales. However, don’t lose all faith in humanity yet!
Some good samaritans, recognising this struggle, have begun to offer free home-cooked meals to those who are isolated and unable to cook for themselves. And thanks to the power of social media, they are able to reach many people in need. So if you or someone you know is COVID-positive and in need of home-cooked meals, scroll ahead to connect with a volunteer!
If you live in the Delhi-NCR region, you can reach out to the following people and request them to provide you with meals while you are sick.
Food blogger Mehak Wadhwani is doing her bit by using her cooking skills for a cause. She is providing free meals to people living in and around Sainik Farms, Delhi. You can reach her here.
Delhi Gurdwaras are giving away food to Covid affected families. Please share for benefit of all.
1. S. Balbir Singh 9811914050
2. S. Sukhwinder Singh 9810183038
3. S. Kashmir Singh 9953086923
4. S. Amardeep Singh 9312621855
5. S. Dilbag Singh 8437491803 #COVID
— Amaan (@amaanbali) April 20, 2021
Several gurudwaras in Delhi are providing free meals to COVID-affected citizens across the city. Please call on the given helpline numbers to get in touch with someone.
Senior Citizens, Pregnant Women & COVID patients who are affected by #Covid & based in South-West Delhi can call ISKCON Helpline number: 9717544444 for free food delivery. Soon it will be extended pan Delhi.
— Radharamn Das (@RadharamnDas) April 18, 2021
Volunteers at the Iskcon temple are providing healthy, nutritious meals to patients. Please contact them on their helpline number.
These good samaritans are providing free meals for lunch and dinner. Call them on the number provided for more details.
@ covid patients: If you are in south Delhi and living on your own and need food please ping me.
Nothing fancy but I will make dal chawal and sabzi for you and get it to your place.
You just take rest, quarantine and get well soon.
— Karnika (@KarnikaKohli) April 18, 2021
This twitter user has decided to cook simple meals at home and provide them to COVID-affected patients.
If you live in Mumbai, these are the people you can connect with for home-cooked meals while you are in quarantine.
In this tough time when India is fighting it's battle1 against Coronavirus, more and more people are coming to help others in need…..
— Moushmi Singh (@MousamiSingh1) March 29, 2020
This restaurant is providing simple yet nutritious khichdi to anyone who is recovering from COVID-19.
Free Tiffin Service for #Covid patient in Mulund west, mumbai.
Nimesh Tanna Charitable Trust.
Contact number – 9004135858 / 9892006628#SOS
— Mayur Sejpal | मयूर सेजपाल 🇮🇳 (@mayursejpal) April 21, 2021
This charitable trust is providing free tiffin services to COVID patients residing in Mulund, Mumbai.
#Infoalert: Dear Mumbaikars, we are delivering Home meals/ tiffin in entire Mumbai to covid & Non Covid Patients. Please share so that people in need can reach them. @WoCharLog @mybmc@MumbaiPolice@projectmumbai1 #letshelpeachother #letsfightcovidtogether #StayHome
— Zaiko India (@ZaikoIndia) April 20, 2021
This tiffin service has decided to deliver free meals across Mumbai, to both COVID and non-COVID patients!
If anyone around Andheri in Mumbai is covid+ and need food, please let me know. Can drop the food outside the door free of cost. My DMs are open. RT to amplify.
Stay safe everyone!
— Rahul Nayak (@aurEkRahul) April 17, 2021
This Mumbai resident has volunteered to provide free meals and drop them off to your doorstep if you live in and around the Andheri area.
If you are COVID-positive in Bengaluru and looking for meals, here’s where you can find them.
Reach out here 9167347028
— Rebellia (@darthdevi) April 18, 2021
We don’t know her full name, but Hansika from JP Nagar is offering home-cooked meals for COVID patients as well as senior citizens.
Anyone need BASIC pure Veg HOME FOOD for home Alone Covid patient @ home in Bangalore can contact Team MISSION CHAI for home delivery. This is free of cost to only real needy patients,who are not able to prepare for themselves contact
— BollywoodXpress13🎬 (@Prashanth13G) April 18, 2021
Mission Chai is delivering free vegetarians meals all over Bangalore
I am running a homestyle tiffin service for covid positive patients under home quarantine in Bangalore. Veg meals will be provided thrice a day. Anyone in need or know someone who might benefit from this can contact me on 9606757722.#COVIDEmergency2021 #Bangalore
— varshini ramaswamy (@VarshiniRam2) April 21, 2021
This Bangalore resident is offering home-cooked food for COVID patients. She provides vegetarian meals thrice a day.
Tiffin services in Bangalore pic.twitter.com/85KYJsxTGr
— ᵃᵐᵃⁿᵈᵘʰ‼️ Check timeline for Covid resources ‼️ (@amanduhbuynes) April 19, 2021
This service is run by Bangalore residents Mitali and Piyush. The home-cooked meals will be delivered to your doorstep free of cost, you only need to pay the Dunzo delivery fee.
Hi everyone. I am volunteering to cook healthy vegetarian meals for covid positive patients in the Koramangala – BTM – HSR area in BLR. Prefer to serve people living alone or the elderly. Please ping directly if you need this assistance or know of someone who needs it. DM me
— damini mishra (@damini_mishra) April 18, 2021
Damini is providing healthy vegetarian meals in the Koramangala, BTM and HSR area in Bangalore.
If you live in any other city in India, we’ve compiled a list of resources for you.
Chef Saransh Goila has crowdsourced a list of volunteers who are providing free meals to several states across India. Check out the list here.
— ISF COVID ALERTS (@CovidIsf) April 21, 2021
This Twitter handle has shared a list of free meal providers in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Agra, Ahmedabad and Madhya Pradesh.
We hope these resources will help you source meals while you recover. Kudos to these good samaritans for stepping up during this unprecedented crisis—they have restored our faith in humanity!