Fast food chains such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and KFC are serving meals to medical and frontline staff at government hospitals across cities as part of their coronavirus relief initiatives in India.

Pizza Hut and KFC India have already started distribution in Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad where, several hundred meals are being provided to the hospital staff daily.

“Pizza Hut and KFC India have taken end-to-end responsibility of sourcing raw material, preparing meals and delivering meals directly to the hospitals every day. The brands have also been working in a similar way with on-ground authorities in a few cities to provide fresh and hygienic food to the frontline workers,” they said in a statement.

McDonald’s India and Paytm have also teamed up to distribute food to healthcare workers in Mumbai. Both have distributed approximately 600 burgers to healthcare workers at Cooper Hospital, Juhu, Mumbai, said a joint statement by McDonald’s and Paytm.

“In the last two weeks, McDonald’s has associated with multiple NGOs and organisations across cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad to reach out to close to 10,000 frontline workers, daily-wage earners and slum dwellers. With these ongoing efforts, the brand hopes to serve the nation in small ways by providing safe and hygienic food to those in need,” said McDonald’s Director Marketing and Communications Arvind RP.