Cuddles Foundation

Provides food and nutrition to underprivileged children suffering from cancer

  • Started: 2011
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra

About

Cuddles Foundation believes that a well-nourished child fights cancer better. It provides food and nutrition to every child suffering from cancer. It Read morealso offers counselling and support to caregivers. It works on a capacity-building model by partnering with Government and charitable hospitals and allotting Nutritionists for necessary support on special diets for cancer patients. It has received accolades and awards which include the President’s Award for National Child Welfare for 2015-16, United Nations Global Compact and Akshaya Patra Foundation ‘Nourish The Change’, ICICI Women’s Advantage / Achievers, AIESEC Youth Leadership, SPO India Emerging NGO and Special Jury Award at the Outlook Poshan Awards 2019. Ms. Purnota Dutta Bahl, Founder & CEO, Cuddles Foundation was on the hot seat at Kaun Banega Crorepati's special episode on Karamveer (changemakers) for their relentless humanitarian work.

Sectors

  • Food & Nutrition
  • Health
  • Research

Sub Sectors


  • Health & Family Welfare
  • Nutrition
  • Vocational Training
  • Blood

Demographies Served

  • Children

Impact

Cuddles Foundation’s FoodHeals programme helped more than 12,900 children fight cancer working in more than 30 hospitals across 12 plus States of India.

Programs

  • Nutritional Counselling and Diet Planning

    This programme tracks the child’s level of malnourishment and medical condition with the help of the Cuddles FoodHeals App. It evaluates calorie deficiency and accordingly plans the diet while regularly monitoring it.

  • Free Food and Supplements

    It provides a wide range of balanced diets which includes fruits, dry fruits, eggs, ghee, lassi, milkshake and other nutritional supplements like Treptin, Pediasure & Pediagold to the affected children.

    In order to reduce treatment dropout, it provides ration supplies for one month to a family of three members.

  • Caregiver Support

    It provides necessary counselling and emotional support to the caregivers by helping form support groups to talk about nutrition and hygiene and guiding them on cooking nutritious meals after the patient has been cured and discharged.

  • Research

    It provides research support to Doctors on paediatric oncology and nutrition besides conducting nutritional fellowship programmes for nutritionists.

Impact Metrics

  • Supplied nutritional supplements

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020 27363
    • 2021 28441
    • 2022 50000
  • Supplied in meals for children and caregivers

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2020 371371
    • 2021 266361
    • 2022 693000

Leadership Team

  • Purnota Dutta Bahl

    Trustee, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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  • Shiulee Baijal

    Head of Major Gifts

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  • Anju (Srivastava) Morarka

    Head of Research, Knowledge Management & Impact

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Registration Details

  • PAN Card

    AABTC4501H

  • Registration ID
    E-29537(M)
  • VO ID / Darpan ID
    MH/2017/0156504
  • 12A

    AABTC4501HE20214

  • 80G

    AABTC4501HF20214

  • FCRA

    083781588

Location

Project Location

Headquarters

407, 4th Floor, Konark Shram, 156, Tardeo Rd, Tardeo

Offices in Cities

Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai

Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Type & Sub Type

    Non-profit
    Trust

  • Employees

    21-50

Financial Details

 Income / Expenses
Breakdown
2021-22
Income
Rs.159,633,031
Expenses
Rs.159,633,031
Program Expenses
Rs.132,745,611
Other Expenses
Rs.26,887,420