Food waste is one of the major issues in India. It is estimated that 67 million tons of food are wasted every year. It is almost equal to 40% of the country’s total food production. But the good news came in the form of organizations in India that are working towards reducing food waste by recovering surplus food and redistributing it to those in desperate need. Dhanush Kumar lists down some of the organizations and their amazing work.
1. Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides mid-day meals to school children across the country. The organization operates in almost 19 locations across 12 states in India and serves more than 1.8 million children every day. The meals are prepared in kitchens and transported to schools in vehicles. The foundation recovers surplus food from various sources and uses it to prepare meals.
Phone Number: 040 4003 1456
2. Feeding India
Feeding India is an NGO that works towards eradicating hunger and reducing food waste in the country. The organization has a wide network of over 23,000 volunteers who collect surplus food from various restaurants, corporate offices, and weddings and distribute it to those in need. The organization also runs community kitchens and food banks in various cities across the country.
Phone Number: 09871178810
3. Robin Hood Army
The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organization that works towards eliminating hunger and food waste in India. The organization has a presence in over 200 cities and a wide network of over 50K volunteers. The volunteers call themselves “Robins” and they collect surplus food from restaurants and distribute it to those in need. It also runs community kitchens in various cities.
Phone Number: +91 89719 66164 (WhatsApp Only)
4. No Food Waste
No Food Waste is one of the most popular NGOs out there and it works towards reducing food waste in India. The organization has an ambitious network of volunteers who collect food from weddings, parties, and other events and distribute it to those in need. The organization also runs community fridges in various cities across the country, where people can donate and collect food.
Phone Number: 9866006269
5. Shuddhi NGO
Shuddhi is one of the most popular NGOs in India. They are partnered with the National Geographic channel, the Government Of India, and others. The NGO works to support poor children living on the streets who do not have food, shelter, and education.
Phone Number: 09654815105
6. The Annakshetra foundation
The Annakshetra Foundation is an NGO that works towards reducing food waste and providing meals to communities in India. The organization collects surplus food from various sources and distributes it to orphanages, and other charitable organizations. They are not only reducing hunger but they are also addressing the issue of food waste.
Phone Number: 090012 95293
These are just a few of the many organizations in India that are working towards a great cause of reducing food waste and providing meals to those who are in need. If you are interested in doing charitable work or volunteering with them. You can call their numbers to learn more.