Marriott International via Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels, its food delivery programme, aims to deliver more than 15,000 meals to over 20 Covid-19 centres across Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi.
The meals are for those people who are quarantined and are relying on nutritious and wholesome meals to get them through the isolation.
The meals are curated in the kitchens of hotels such as The St. Regis Mumbai, Westin Mumbai, JW Marriott New Delhi, JW Marriott Kolkata, The Ritz-Carlton Bangalore, Westin Pune, Westin Goa and Marriott Goa.
“The entire activity is a simple gesture by Marriott Bonvoy to honour the sacrifices of the umpteen real-life heroes and to definitely spread some cheer in the busy day of the overworked frontline workers, “reads an official statement.
The activity has already begun in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi covering centres such as Nesco Covid centre in Mumbai, Lok Narayan Jai Prakash hospital in Delhi and Rashtrotthana centre in Bengaluru.
The upcoming activity is scheduled betwen June 2-June 6 in Pune and Goa.
Commenting on the CSR activity, Khushnooma Kapadia, Sr. area director of Marketing, south Asia, Marriott International said:
“As a brand that has always embodied a ‘Spirit to Serve’ in its philosophy, Marriott International has been committed to its social responsibility ethos through the pandemic. These are extremely extenuating times for all of us a human race and there has been a tremendous drive to ensure that we pool in all our resources to providing relief to those who are front lining this crisis.
“‘Marriott Bonvoy on Wheels’ is the brand under which we are running our food delivery platform across all our hotels. The branded truck will run across six major cities in India – Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Goa and Pune providing 15,000 plus meals at Covid centres and hospitals to frontline workers and medical professionals.
“The meals are prepared keeping in mind all health requirements so that we can ensure they are fresh, nutritious and balanced. This humanitarian crisis is colossal and it is our promise to collectively mobilise all our efforts to ensure that we can make a difference to the community.”