CHENNAI: The Chennaiyin FC Foundation has joined hands with the club's Official Associate Sponsor ACKO Insurance, in supporting Akshaya Patra Foundation's initiative to distribute dry ration kits to families of marginalized communities affected by COVID-19.
As part of the association, the Chennaiyin FC Foundation and ACKO Insurance have raised a combined sum of INR 10 lakh, that will go towards procuring and distributing dry ration kits to over 1000+ COVID-affected families from marginalized communities around Chennai, through the Akshaya Patra Foundation. In this hour of great difficulty, these kits will provide relief to families whose income and subsequently livelihood has been severely affected as a consequence of the pandemic.
Each dry ration kit put together by the Akshaya Patra Foundation comprises rice, pulses, wheat, spices, oil, sugar, salt among other grocery items that will help families sustain these difficult times.
Moreover, the Chennaiyin FC Foundation and ACKO Insurance sincerely urge fans, supporters, and other privileged members of the larger community to generously donate to this cause; their contributions being thus added to the initial INR 10 lakh raised. All the necessary details and steps to donate and contribute can be found via this link: https://www.akshayapatra.org/feed-the-marginalised-communities
"It has been our endeavour to drive tangible relief to those affected by this dreaded pandemic. In Akshaya Patra Foundation, we found a partner who is carrying out relief work at a massive scale, and along with our club sponsors ACKO Insurance we identified this to be a cause that will help families considerably. To overcome this challenge, we must all come together, and I urge whoever can, to also contribute to this cause," said Vita Dani, co-owner of Chennaiyin FC.
"ACKO Insurance is committed to help the people of Chennai in such difficult times. We would also like to thank Chennaiyan FC for taking the lead in this initiative," said Ashish Mishra, EVP, Marketing, ACKO Insurance.
Sundeep Talwar, Chief Marketing Officer of Akshaya Patra Foundation, expressed, “I am pleased with the support extended by the Chennaiyin FC Foundation and ACKO Insurance in coming forward to support COVID-affected families with food supplies. Every contribution matters, to reach out to people who are in need during this difficult situation.”