Hunger Free City
The project titled “Hunger Free City” aims to provide highly subsidized meals once a day to public at designated centers in a city and it is aimed at ensuring that no person in the city goes without at least one square meal a day. Kozhikode is the first city chosen for this. Mission has spent an amount of Rs.65 Lakhs to set up the modern kitchen. The kitchen is now ready for functioning.
The kitchen of the Medical College, Kozhikode was renovated to house a modern kitchen and restaurant with seating capacity of 350 persons at a time. It is proposed to provide rice based meal with vegetable curry during lunch time. The patients will be given meal totally free of cost. Lunch will be provided at free of cost to general public including bystanders.About 2500 persons on an average are presently being provided free lunch in Kozhikode Medical College
Base kitchens and feeding centers is also planned to be set up at 2 other sites in the Kozhikode Corporation limits as identified by the Corporation. The Scheme is being extended to other Medical Colleges/ Government Hospitals also. Anyone will be free to come to these centers to take food during lunch time. However packed food will not be distributed..
There is a huge subsidy involved in the provision of such meals to the public. It is proposed to channelize funds through public contributions/ donations etc. for meeting the recurring costs under the programme. Packed food will not be distributed. The subsidy involved in this project is proposed to be mobilized from government plan funds as well as donations/ contributions from voluntary agencies and philanthropists in the society.