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IMPACT of providing Grocery Kits to Mid-Day Meal Cooks in collaboration with RIST-PFC – Chikkaballapur, Sidlaghatta & Gudibande – Phase III – Karnataka

Annapoorna Trust in collaboration with ‘Rural India Supporting Trust’ (RIST) and ‘Partnerships For Change’ (PFC) has been reaching out to support the families of 15000 Government Mid-Day Meal (MDM) cooks.


As a part of this relief programme during Phase-III of the project, 1054 cooks across Chikkaballapur, Sidlaghatta & Gudibande taluks of Chikkaballapur district received 1 Month dry ration kits.


It has been two years since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic. This pandemic has affected public health and caused unprecedented disruptions to economies and labour markets. But today, with high vaccination coverage, and Omicron variant causing only mild to moderate symptoms unlike the previous variants, economic recovery in India is gaining momentum gradually and people are slowly getting back to normal ways of life. Annapoorna Trust along with RIST and PFC have been supporting several mid-day meal cooks providing grocery kits during these grappling times.


Details of the distribution in Chikkaballapur, Sidlaghatta & Gudibande taluks during last week of Apr 2022 & first week of May 2022 are as follows:


Village Name

No of cooks

Vaddrapalya, Nayanahalli, Kondenahalli, Angerneknahalli, Dibbur, Srirampura, Muddenahalli, Poshettihalli & Nandi


Marasanahalli, R.G. Halli, Peresandra, Haleperesandra, Mandikal, Kammaguttahalli, S. Gollahalli, Chikkaballapura Rural, Urdu & Chikkaballapura Town


Ullurupete, Sidlaghatta Town, Urdu Sidlaghatta, Meluru, Baktharahalli, Chemangala, Gambiranahalli & Jangama Kote


Thummanahalli, Y Hunesenahalli, Devaramaluru, Abludu, Palicheralu, Thimmanayakanahalli, Ganjigunte, Sadali, Irragappanahalli, E Thimmasandara, Dibburahalli & Bashettihalli


Gudibande Town, Gudibande Rural, Hamsandra, Yellodu, Beechaganahalli, Somenahalli, Thirumani & Varalakunda




Each kit consists of 10kg of rice, 2kg of wheat flour, 1 kg of toor dal, 1kg channa dal, 1L cooking oil, 2kg of sugar, 1kg of salt, vermicelli, chilli powder, jeera, mustard, and turmeric.


The cooks were incredibly happy for having been remembered and cared for, during these challenging times. They told that, even though things are coming back to normal, schools are yet to be reopened fully. We are hopeful to serve the children with morning nutrition again, after a long gap, once schools are fully operational. They offered their gratitude towards RIST, PFC & Annapoorna Trust. They feel that by the grace of almighty, there is someone to look after them during these tough times.


To know more about Annapoorna’s intervention and relief activities during the covid pandemic, glance through our content and newsletters at COVID-19 Support

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