Hungry, kya? Get your takeaway online from jail in Kerala!
Combo packs available, cheap prices guaranteed. Go for it
Hungry, kya? Don't have the time or inclination to go out and eat? Well, you can always pick up the phone, and click on your food delivery app. Think you're spoilt for choice? You now have a brand new option if you're in Kerala... food from jail. That's right. 100 percent certified, pure prison food. But not the fare that the jail manual prescribes for prisoners; this is more like a take-out from jail, made by the prisoners. And the food from jails in Kerala is available online at cheap prices. Operators are standing by at Viyyur Jail in Thrissur, Kollam District Jail, Kozhikode Jail and several others. Prisoner-prepared meals are now available through food delivery app Swiggy. The food is made at the Freedom Food Factory, the prison's food manufacturing facility.
The three jails offer delicious combo packs of various dishes. Combo pack delivery started earlier this month online from the Freedom Food Factory at the Viyyur Jail on July 11. The combo pack includes 300 grams of biryani, roasted chicken, salad, pickle, 3 chapattis, chicken curry, a cupcake and a bottle of water. The combo is priced at Rs 127. Currently, the Freedom Combo is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On ordering, the food will be delivered within 10 minutes. The combo comes in a reusable paper bag.
Combo packs are priced at Rs 125 in Kollam District Jail. There will be five items in the pack: half a kilo of biryani, three chapattis, chicken curry, a bottle of water, halwa or kinnappam. 100 packets will be prepared initially. If there is demand, the number will increase accordingly. The combo pack is made by the prisoners themselves. Prison officials say they sell food worth up to Rs 50,000 a day.
There are two types of combo packs available in the Kozhikode District Jail: chicken and beef. Beef combo includes 200 grams of beef curry, four chapattis, 300 grams of kappa [tapioca mash], milk pudding and a bottle of water. The chicken combo includes chicken curry, chicken dry fry, bottled water, 5 chapattis and a milkshake. Both are priced at Rs 127. The meal will be served from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Currently, six inmates are preparing food. The Superintendent of Kozhikode Prison said there are plans to bring in new dishes to expand their menu. All work is under the supervision of the police officers. The official said that they are getting a good response.
The online delivery has also started in Thiruvananthapuram Jail. Now, online delivery is available in many jails including Kannur Central Jail, Ernakulam District Jail and Alappuzha Jail. It is proposed to expand the distribution of food online with a variety of food delivery apps, including Swiggy and Zomato.
[Autotranslated from Malayalam]