Feeding India: Stopping Food Waste in One of the World’s Most Undernourished Countries

Feeding India
Feeding India

1 IN EVERY 9 PEOPLE ON THE PLANET ARE FOOD INSECURE.

India has a staggering 194.6 million people who are under nourished says the Food and Agricultural Organization’s (FAO -United Nations) report ‘The state of Food Insecurity in the World, 2018’–That makes us the second-highest estimated number of undernourished people in the world.

Shouldn’t a country that is home to a quarter of the world’s hungry population focus on minimizing food wastage? Or at least try to channel surplus food wisely? Does it?

Feeding India is on a mission to change this.
It all started with Ankit Kawatra getting upset because food for a thousand people was wasted at a wedding. So he created a network of 750 Hunger Heroes in 20 cities, who have fed 2.5 lakh hungry people already.

Poshan to pathshala

We ensure that vulnerable children from the unprivileged section of the society get access to proper education during their childhood. The program helps provide children nutritious meals during their school hours as an incentive for education.

Emergency Relief


Through the Emergency Relief Program, Feeding India sends food along with other necessary relief material to disaster hit victims. Each food relief packet contain rice, pulses, ingredients and vitamins and can serve an entire family of four.

We run a a first of its kind program involving a running vehicle that collects and redistributes large food quantities of excess nutritious food especially from functions, cafeterias, events, etc. and serve meals to target beneficiaries while maintaining ensuring proper quality of the food.
Feeding India works runs the largest youth run network towards solving hunger and food waste. More than 8,500 volunteers also called Hunger Heroes collect and donate food in 65+ cities and have served more than 14 million meals to people in need. Apart from conducting food donations, Hunger Heroes also take up the task of spreading awareness and bringing on-ground change in the community.

Emergency Relief
Through the Emergency Relief Program, Feeding India sends food along with other necessary relief material to disaster hit victims. Each food relief packet contain rice, pulses, ingredients and vitamins and can serve an entire family of four.

Magic wheels

We run a a first of its kind program involving a running vehicle that collects and redistributes large food quantities of excess nutritious food especially from functions, cafeterias, events, etc. and serve meals to target beneficiaries while maintaining ensuring proper quality of the food.

Hunger hero program

Feeding India works runs the largest youth run network towards solving hunger and food waste. More than 8,500 volunteers also called Hunger Heroes collect and donate food in 65+ cities and have served more than 14 million meals to people in need. Apart from conducting food donations, Hunger Heroes also take up the task of spreading awareness and bringing on-ground change in the community.

What feeding India does?

We work to solve hunger, malnutrition and food wastage in India
India has the highest number of undernourished people in the world
Globally, Hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined
1.3 million Indian Children die due to hunger every year.

Feeding India has a network of 8,500 volunteers in 57 cities that help redistribute excess food. These amazing volunteers are called Hunger Heroes.


Did you know:


A part of the awesome volunteers (Hunger Heroes) at Feeding India work with even more commitment. They are called Super Heroes.

Feeding India was started by Ankit Kawatra after he saw lots of food wastage in a marriage ceremony. Post that he also recognized the hunger of needy ppl so to join the two important points he came up with Feeding India which basically collects the extra food or left over food and gives it to the hungry ppl..

The sight of so much food being thrown away gave him the idea of starting a service that would pick up leftover food from events and donate it to the needy.

“We sometimes give money to the homeless to buy food or even buy it ourselves for them. But the idea behind this service was not to buy food but use what is already available in abundance,” says Ankit.

The idea soon got converted into action and Ankit launched Feeding India in August 2014. The plan was simple — to collect excess food from parties, events and weddings and then distribute it in shelter homes.

Ankit then launched a 24×7 helpline that people could call whenever they wanted to donate excess food.

The Hunger Heroes who lived near that particular location would collect the food and, if possible, distribute it the same night in shelter homes. In case the food cannot be distributed the same day or night, it was kept in cold storage and donated the next day.

for a more systematic approach, Feeding India partnered with various catering companies that would inform Ankit and his team in advance about various events. And at the end of the event, they would give them a call informing them about the amount of excess food available.

Feeding India-DOMBIVLI chapter

Last year on April 24th Feeding India Dombivli Chapter was established. Ever since it has distributed over 1500 meals and has done a significant role in sensitizing the issue of food wastage.
Also FI Dombivli celebrates many festivals with people around the city like wise this Christmas FI Dombivli celebrated Christmas with kids of Charu Bama Mahatre School, Dombivli West.

In this they spent some time with these kids gave them some tasty yet healthy food and some gifts. Also a young magician performed for these kids and lots and lots of games were played. Event took place on 22nd December 2018 at ahilyabai holkar school.

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