Coronavirus Response in India

We are devastated to see the ongoing crisis that is happening in India with the latest surge of the pandemic tearing through the country. Infections in the second wave have reached record numbers – currently climbing towards half a million new cases daily – and hospitals and communities are overwhelmed. Help is urgently needed to support the most vulnerable and to stop the spread of the virus.

Our team members, family, and friends are affected by this tragedy. India is at the heart of what we do – it is our inspiration, our home, our history, and our future. It is heartbreaking to see the pandemic spiralling out of control and impacting millions of lives.

Donations are vital in supporting direct initiatives. We have chosen to support ActionAid UK, who have so far reached over 6.8 million people in India with food support, essential sanitation, and protection against gender-based violence during the pandemic. ActionAid are currently pointing their resources at India’s second wave in an emergency response. We encourage you to donate, if you are able, to help with ActionAid’s rapid response to the escalating crisis. Your gift can help stop the spread of Covid-19, save lives and defend women’s rights. Sanitation, essential hygiene kits for displaced families, and basic PPE for frontline health workers are current examples of priority support. For more info and to donate visit HERE.

All profits from Bundobust merchandise sales in May will be donated to ActionAid. Shop HERE.

For the last two weeks before indoor dining reopens on May 17th, we will also donate all Vada Pav proceeds across our Leeds, Manchester, and Liverpool restaurants on Click and Collect and Deliveroo to support ActionAid’s work in India. Service hours will be 4-9.30pm on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, Friday 14th, and Saturday 15th May…

Once our restaurants reopen we will continue to support India and our communities through this pandemic.