While everyone is aware of the fact that food wastage is a common problem all over the world, only a few really do something substantial about it.
Feeding India, a Delhi based NGO, deserves a pat on their back for providing a stomach-full of meal to the poor and hungry in the city.
Feeding India has been actively working towards finding an innovating solution to address the widespread hunger in our country. The NGO has set up 500 fridges across 100 cities in India to provide food to those who can’t afford it.
These fridges, called Happy Fridges, are a part of the NGO’s #FightFoodWaste campaign. They redistribute the food collected from public residences to the needy people. Those in need of the food can take it from the fridge free of cost. Similarly, people willing to donate food can put the food packets in the fridge after labeling them.
The Happy Fridge helps people to serve 1,500-20,000 meals a month. To make sure that this noble cause remains eco-friendly, the NGO prohibits people from keeping their food in a plastic container or polythenes.
You can also donate on their site to help raise their funds and also volunteer to join their team which is in more than 65 cities in India.
The country is dealing with a serious problem of poverty and hunger that we need to combat and curb the problem soon. According to Food and Agricultural organisation’s, ‘The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, 2018’ report,195.9 million people are undernourished in India.There are many NGOs who are giving their best to work towards these problems but as individuals, we should also keep in mind to not waste food and make India hunger free.