Azure Hospitality donates INR 12 lakh to Delhi-based NGO ‘Project Why’, for a regular supply of food, groceries and essentials to the needy during COVID-19. By Tanvi Jain
Azure Hospitality co-founders Rahul Khanna and Kabir Suri have taken a step forward to help the not-so-fortunate community, during the current COVID-19 crisis. The food company in association with ‘Project Why’ has taken up the initiative to feed as many of the less fortunate as possible and provide them with essential groceries, to ensure their survival in these harsh times.
Project Why is a flagship programme of the Sri Ram Goburdhun Charitable Trust, a New Delhi based NGO. It focuses on the after-school development of children, teaching them life skills, character and confidence building, and nurtures their all-round development.
Azure Hospitality has been associated with Project Why for over five years now. Khanna and Suri have already provided direct funding of INR 12 lakh to Project Why, which has further been used to provide rations to over 200 families for 30 days. Additionally, they are committed to preparing and serving 60,000 meals to approved government shelters.
The company is taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of its customers as well. Some of which include sending a video of their kitchen as proof of social distancing being followed in that area. It’s also sending food bills and temperature records of its staff to the customers, and has even provided them hazmat suits.
Moreover, the group that owns brands like Mamagoto, Sly Granny, Foxtrot, Hotel Delmaar, Dhaba, Speedy Chow, and Rollmaal, is also making sure that its employees wash hands with industry–approved soap, every 20 minutes, and then apply an alcohol–based sanitizer. It has also made the use of face masks, gloves, beard and hairnets, and food handlers mandatory for all its chefs. Furthermore, it is regularly sanitising packaging boxes, delivery bags and plastic cling machines used for sealing.