Food for Homeless

SPYM is the largest shelter provider for homeless in the NCT of Delhi. With over 30 years of experience working with marginalised community in Delhi, SPYM has been mandated to manage over 65 night shelter for homeless by Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

Shelters for homeless in Central, South and South West Districts of Delhi provide services to meet everyday needs of approximately 5500-6000 homeless children, women, men and senior citizens on a daily basis. Shelter users are provided minimum basic facility required by any human being that includes nutrition, shelter, protection, medical care as well as linkage with Government schemes of social inclusion (Voter ID, UID AADHAR, bank account opening, Support group formation). SPYM also provides opportunity for livelihood promotion through building their employability skills.

Other activities involve non formal literacy, linkage with Government schools for children and treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD), HIV testing and DOTS. SPYM has an established linkage with prominent medical institutions namely Safdarjung Hospital, AIIMS, RML and other health care institutions to facilitate medical assistance and other health services to the homeless.

SPYM closely works with key stakeholders like the Delhi Food Banking Network and Residential Welfare Associations in Delhi for converging resources in the form of refurbished electronic items, grocery, clothes, home furnishings to transform the night shelters into a dignified living space for the homeless.

Facilities At Shelter Homes

  • Bunker beds or mattresses/Durries with pillow
  • Woolen blankets
  • Adequate lighting, electric fans and coolers
  • Washrooms
  • Community kitchen/Meals at select shelters
  • Safe drinking water
  • Lockers for keeping valuables
  • First Aid and periodic medical check-ups
  • Linkage with Govt. Schemes: UIDAI for Aadhaar, Voter ID
  • Vocational Training & Linkage with Livelihood Opportunities
  • Referral for drug dependence treatment services
  • Indoor games for recreation, TV and newspapers
Community kitchens

SPYM has set up community kitchens at select locations for providing nutritious freshly cooked meals for homeless at subsidized cost. Grocery items purchased by SPYM are prepared as per a set menu and sold to homeless at a nominal price of 10-15 INR to recover the cost invested in cooking process and at the same time develop a sense of responsibility among the beneficiary to prevent food wastage.

Special Drives
  • Each one feed one : SPYM provides daily meal provision to homeless children and women at select locations to provide healthy meals to the most malnourished kids and women who are either expecting or nursing mothers to ensure that they do not suffer vagaries of life being homeless empty stomachs. A nominal contribution of 100 INR per day helps us serve one day meals per homeless child/women including breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Dine with kids : SPYM encourages celebrating special occasions like birthdays or anniversaries by organizing lunch or dinners for children at homeless shelters. SPYM happily organizes a food of your choice for homeless kids where donor could opt to make payment directly to the vendor or choose a caterer to prepare on the spot meals.