What started as “Mutthi Bhar Anaaj” in 1993 has now evolved as Annadanam Scheme.
Donors willing to contribute any amounts to the RYA Madras Metro Trust can contribute towards the general fund under Annadanam Scheme, all for a single cause of eradicating the problem of hunger.
Annadanam, Donate A Meal
Donate a meal, solve the problem of hunger
Every night, one out of seven people on the planet go to bed hungry. As the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the poverty and hunger crisis, the situation in India looks particularly grim. In the Global Hunger Index released in October 2021, India slipped seven places to a rank of 101 from 94 in just year.
The index gives a score on a 100 point scale, where 0 indicates no hunger and 100 shows an extremely alarming situation. With a score of 27.5, the level of hunger in India is serious.
Your small contribution to provide quality food grains to the needy will help us overcome the problem of hunger in years to come.
Growing levels of food insecurity have pernicious long-term effects on health outcomes of children in India. The United Nations World Food Programme states that malnourishment has an intergenerational impact. Mothers who are undernourished are more likely to give birth to children who are stunted or underweight.
Not just this, adequate nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life is a crucial window for the child’s health determining their entire lifespan. So, when access to a minimum adequate diet is not met, it has a disproportionate immediate effect on the nutrition of the most vulnerable.
There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
– MAHATMA GANDHI
Any help is good help
Undernutrition in India is the product of the usual suspects: widespread poverty, endemic hunger, rapid population growth, pockets of weak governance, poor health systems and unreliable national indicators, all of which are compounded by issues of caste, ethnicity, religion and gender. Cutting across all these barriers, RYA Madras Metro Trust under the Chennai Food Bank program strives to provide healthy, clean and consistent supply of food for the needy.