India, April 2020: As a part of the CSR initiative, The Muthoot Group, one of India’s leading business conglomerate jointly with State officials and local NGOs provided free food, grains and other essentials to more than 15,000 families that have been affected due to nationwide lockdown across India.
The company organised the initiative across India in States like Uttar Pradesh, Delhi NCR, Maharashtra, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa. Besides free food to these families, the company also supported the community kitchen organised by the State government. The company also provided essentials like masks, gloves and sanitisers to health workers and police personnel.
Commenting on the CSR activity, George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director said, “The Muthoot Group has always believed in being at the forefront in implementing such noble efforts. In these unprecedented and most difficult times, we all must rise to the occasion and do our every bit to help countless those who need our love and support.”
He further added, “Muthoot Finance staff volunteers were involved in these activities in all locations. We are glad and thankful to all Ministers, MPs, MLAs, Senior Police Personnel and Presidents of Panchayat and Blocks of all these states who supported us to execute this noble activity.”
Foodgrains were centrally procured and then packed with great care and distributed to the neediest and affected families over a period of 3-5 days across these districts. Maximum care and personal hygiene were ensured during procurement, packaging and distribution.