Award-winning rug manufacturer, Feizy Rugs, has partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to donate more than $150,000 toward India’s COVID-19 relief efforts. As the country faces a devasting second wave of cases, these funds will commit more than 56,000 meals to the people of India and help provide hospitals with proper medical equipment to aid in the battle against COVID-19.
“We, at Feizy, believe in taking care of the communities in which we live and work,” says John Feizy, Founder and CEO of Feizy Rugs. “With over 48 years of business in India, we’ve seen the terrible impact COVID-19 has made on food and hospital insecurity. That’s why we’re choosing The Akshaya Patra Foundation to help provide relief to India’s most vulnerable communities.”
With the help of The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Feizy will provide 1,350 families with 56,700 dry ration meals for 21 days. As of June 1, the first round of dry meals, totaling 2,250, were successfully delivered and distributed in the village of Chhanaura in Bhadohi, India.
To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have been forced to shutter their doors, causing unprecedented food shortages. The dry ration meals will be primarily distributed to the disadvantaged areas where much of the textile-producing community resides.
To learn more about The Akshaya Patra Foundation or contribute to the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts in India, visit foodforeducation.org/donate/.