FromU2Them serves as a direct bridge between you and the people facing starvation in Mumbai. The platform we built is easy to use, easy to scale, and designed for you to seamlessly track the impact of your donation. We work entirely pro-bono, ensuring 100% of your donation goes toward supplying meals to those in need.
FROMU2THEM is a non-profit platform formed by a collective of passionate residents, committed to providing relief for their fellow citizens of Mumbai, affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Till date, we have raised over $750,000 USD and have supplied over 4 million meals to people facing hunger across the city of Mumbai, India.
FromU2Them was founded by two friends Akshat Gupta (Metro Realty) and Varun Talreja (Talreja Group), who organized their friends, colleagues, and professional networks to unite against the hunger crisis in Mumbai. Each of our team members is a leader in their field of work - directors of non-profit foundations, finance and accounting specialists, heads of business houses, lawyers, marketing masterminds, yoga & fitness gurus, and most importantly, regular citizens like you and me, who are determined to feed those in need.
Our platform sources food directly from farmers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We work in partnership with a powerful distribution chain of over 100 volunteers, enabling us to reach every person in every corner of the city, including all containment zones.
The team works closely with local government authorities and other non-profit organisations to create an accountable database of families that are without sustenance and lack access to any food supply. Additionally, the platform sources food directly from farmers affected by the Covid-19 economic crisis and are working in partnership with a powerful distribution chain that reaches every slum of the city and every sealed off containment zone.
Besides the 4.5 million meals already distributed, we have now identified 75,000 families (approximating over 250,000 people), who are currently facing starvation in Mumbai. Our goal is to provide them with food security.
WE OFFER LOCATION SPECIFIC AID
As the problem is multi-faceted and affects most localities in the city, we provide our donors with the opportunity to have location-specific impact. This means that donors can decide the areas they would like their aid to be directed to, based on the data we have collected. Our partnership with the BMC has ensured that we are able to access areas that no one else can get to.
WE OFFER DONOR RECOGNITION
We offer donor recognition to our donors through this Food Aid program and some areas of our medical equipment donation program. Donors get brand visibility at food distribution points and/or on their distribution items such as Covid-19 ambulances.
WE ARE SUSTAINABLE
For Food & Grain relief, we have partnered with the International Association of Human Values for the supply, quality-control and hygienic packaging of food. Our food is sourced from farmers cooperatives whose supply chains have been disrupted by the lockdown. All the food is quality checked, branded, and packaged before distribution. We have ensured each package contains enough essential food/cooking items (pulses, oil, rice, spices, and tea) to feed a family.
WE ARE SCALABLE
Our collaboration on groundwork with the BMC and the Government of Maharashtra guarantees that our operations are able to scale rapidly and combat the pressing needs of the city. Our secure supply chain ensures that we are able to meet the demand.