Sanjay Dutt and Suniel Shetty join hands with minister to help Mumbai Dabbawalas amid COVID-19

Mumbai’s dabbawalas whose always on time meal delivery service has been feeding thousands of Mumbaikar over the past 125 years are now struggling for two-time meals a day after the nationwide lockdown was announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Over 5000 dabbawalas are running out of their savings, and few of them have also returned to their native villages. We have come to know that Aslam Shaikh, Cabinet Minister Textiles, Port, Fisheries & Guardian Minister Mumbai city, along with Bollywood actors Sanjay and Suniel Shetty have now joined their hands together in helping these dabbawalas during the time of crisis.

Suniel Shetty later says, “It’s an initiative started by Aslam Bhai and Sanju, I had no hesitations in joining hands with them. Prema Cha Dabba becomes even more beautiful when everyone gets together.”


The actor continues to inform us that few food trucks have already been sent to Pune, where these dabbawalas are currently residing. Shetty’s NGO Save the Children India is looking after this initiative. Almost 800 kits of dal, rice, wheat, oil, etc have been sent to places like Khed and Maval.

Suniel further says, “I began my journey feeding people. I would rather have them come and enjoy a meal at my restaurant. But these are not normal times and it’s really sad to see so many people struggling for basic meals.”

Sanjay Dutt concurs, “The community that once fed so many people in Mumbai has to go through starvation today. So we are delivering them dabbas and providing with meals just to show them love and kindness.”