If you miss your favourite Street Food Vendor, then help us #BringThemBack.
This fundraiser is a joint collaboration between National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) and celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar, to help re-instate the street vendors back into business.
Chef Ranveer will use his global social media standing to create awareness and raise funds for these pan-India training modules, some of which he will also conduct personally via Zoom. The idea is to motivate more vendors to come forward for the training, on completion of which they are given a chance for a fair business footing via an FSSAI certificate + a starter kit consisting of an apron, pair of gloves, sanitizer, and mask. Via #MakingMillionCount, we want to encourage patrons to share self-curated, sanitization kits with their favorite roadside vendors to encourage and motivate them back to business.
NASVI has already been actively working on conducting online training sessions for the vendors who wish to re-establish their business. They also work in tandem with FSSAI and ministries to make Street Vending in general and Food vendors in particular a regularised affair.
The initiative includes:
- Training the vendors to be post-Covid ready
- Conducting webinars for the training
- Supply them a FSSAI certificate and a hygiene-kit
The kit will include sanitizers, masks, gloves, head gear etc to ensure proper safety and precautions are taken.
As the lockdown is opening up, the big players with access to resources and support are testing waters are finding their way back. But street food vendors are still coming to terms with basic survival. However, their spirit of entrepreneurship is very much alive. Let’ support these businesses that have been such an integral part of our daily lives for many years before pandemic hit.
Let’s prepare them for a better future. Let’s Bring Them Back!