Mumbai and by extension all of Maharashtra is one of the worst-hit cities in India by the global pandemic. Mumbai alone has more than a million cases of Coronavirus. This has completely ripped off many of their respective jobs and livelihoods. This includes the iconic Mumbai Dabbawalas. The food delivery community is famous for delivering thousands of meals to the correct place and at the correct time on a daily basis. However, the ongoing pandemic has forced many of their delivery men to go back to their native villages and towns.
Now in a new report published by Mumbai Mirror Suniel Shetty and Sanjay Dutt have joined hands with Aslam Shaikh to support the Dabbawalas. Aslam is the Cabinet Minister Textiles, Port, Fisheries & Guardian Minister - Mumbai City. Confirming the report actor Suniel Shetty said, "It's an initiative started by Aslam Bhai and Sanju, I had no hesitation in joining hands with them. Prema Cha Dabba becomes even more beautiful when everyone gets together."
Many food trucks are already stationed in Pune where a lot of these Dabbawalas have started working. Suniel's NGO which is called Save The Children India is directing a mission to ensure that food reaches people directly without the need of a middle man.
The Hera Pheri actor further said, "The NGO has staff on ground to look into everything. We have a three-month plan in place."
Actor Sanjay Dutt also said, "The community that once fed so many in Mumbai is facing starvation today. So, we are delivering them our dabbas with lots of love."