Parle Biscuits, the biscuit and confectionery manufacturer, announced that they will donate one crore Parle-G packets for the poor in every week of the current lockdown. Parle, in this unprecedented time of national crisis, is ready to join hands with the Government of India and play a part in easing the difficulty of those who have lost their daily income.
The Parle-G biscuits will be released through state depots for free over three weeks and company officials are working closely with the government on the most effective distribution channels.
This initiative is a continuation of the rich legacy of Parle-G in service of the nation, as an essential source of energy during wartime and natural calamities, earning it the moniker of âBharat Ka Apna Biscuit.â Parle-G biscuits were made widely available during floods in Kerala, Chennai and Maharashtra. Parle-G biscuits for many decades have also been the go-to energy snack for the Indian armed forces, be it while manning our borders or when engaged in combat situations.
Mayank Shah, Sr. Category Head at ParleBiscuits, said, âââIn service of the nationâ has been a part of our DNA and Parle-G is a very special product that has provided comfort to generations of Indians at various times of national distress. In light of Covid-19 and its devastating economic impact on daily wagers, we have taken a call to provide Parle-G packs pan-India through various state distribution channels. We see this as a natural response to the prevailing situation and in line with what Parle-G stands for in the hearts and minds of Indians all over the world.â