Strengthening food security for local communities, Ola Foundation, the social welfare arm of Ola,
plans to serve 1.2 lakh meals to support the driver partner network.
This is a part of the nationwide initiative “Drive the Driver Fund” that was launched by Ola
Foundation in March to support the driver partners affected by the pandemic. Ola Foundation has
partnered with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to deliver wholesome meal kits to drivers and their
families across 13 Indian cities.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation will facilitate the on-ground implementation of the initiative by
providing relief to local communities across Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune,
and Jaipur amongst others.
Building on its previous efforts to ensure the well-being of driver-partners and their families, the
meal distribution drive is in line with the Ola Foundation’s goal of extending their support to the
driver community. The welfare arm has already enabled more than 1 crore meals for this community
through the ‘Drive The Driver’ fund.
The initiative also focussed on key areas such as emergency support and essential supplies, which
are of great significance to drivers partners during these challenging times. Drivers and their families have also been provided access to free medical consultation.
Ola Foundation is a private charitable trust formed under the Indian Trusts Act. The Foundation,
backed by Ola (ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd), is working towards empowering women, the driver
community and vulnerable groups across the country. Their vision is to transform lives by increasing
access to resources and opportunities that help communities thrive.
By: Murtuza Merchant