March 28 : Amid the growing coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, the daily wagers, labourers and underprivileged people have not only lost their sources of income but are also going without food every day.
Vidya Balan took to her Instagram handle and shared a video and urged the netizens to come forward and donate generously for these underprivileged people who are going hungry due to the lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus.
The actress informed that retired police commissioner D Sivanandhan started the Mumbai Roti Bank, an NGO, to feed the poor people like the daily wage labourers and others who don't have groceries and food and are going hungry. The actress urged people to inform the Roti Bank about any place where such people are going hungry by contacting on 8655580001. The members of the Roti Bank will provide food to these people, she wrote in the caption.
Vidya asked people to donate uncooked grains and pulses like rice, wheat, dal and cooking oil, and the members of the Roti Bank will cook meals and distribute them. The Mission Mangal actress also asked people to make monetary donations to the specified bank or via Paytm.