Take
#FoodWaste
#OffTheMenu
Vision & Mission.

Take #FoodWaste #OffTheMenu

Many regional campaigns have recently been launched, echoing to the challenge of food waste at the national level and in major sectors.

"I seek to add my voice to these efforts in order to galvanize regional and national actions, catalyze more sectors of society to be aware and to act, through the exchange of inspiring ideas and projects between those players already involved and new ones that are likely to come on board."




Who we are.

“Food Waste is a massive global problem that has negative humanitarian, environmental and financial implications.”

The “Take#FoodWaste#OffTheMenu”campaign is an initiative to reduce food loss and waste along the entire chain of food production and consumption. The campaign specifically targets food wasted by consumers, retailers and the hospitality industry.

Lack of technology and infrastructure is the main cause of food waste in India, as opposed to household food waste in the developed world.

India, with a population of over 1.2 billion, has seen tremendous growth in the past two decades. Gross Domestic Product has increased 4.5 times and per capita consumption has increased 3 times. Similarly, food grain production has increased almost 4 times. However, despite phenomenal industrial and economic growth, while India produces sufficient food to feed its population, it is unable to provide access to food to a large number of people, especially women and children.
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Step 1

Approach a company, restaurant, supermarket and remind them of their corporate social responsibility.
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Step 2

Form a partnership between those who want to join the initiative and those who are already on board and to help maintain a buffer stock for emergencies.
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Step 3

Act as an online platform, to keep a check on the food collected, donated and consumed. Arrange for transportation of the food to the people and homes who require it.
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Step 4

Form a partnership between the currently existing food banks and community organisations. Spread awareness about food wastage in india, what according to the ex PM was a “national shame”.

Food Produced

270.1 Million tonnes

Food Wasted

54 Million tonnes
15
Million Children died in 2015 because of hunger/malnutrition.
580
Billion worth of food produced is wasted every year
250
Million Indians sleep hungry on any given night.
97
Rank among 118 countries in Global Hunger Index.

Why this is Important ?

“India is slated to become the world’s most populous nation in just six years, and it’s crucial that we meet this milestone with a record of ensuring that the expected 1.4 billion Indians have enough nutritious food to lead healthy and successful lives,” said PK Joshi, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Director for South Asia.

Population is an important source of development, yet it is a major source of environmental degradation when it exceeds the threshold limits of the support systems. Unless the relationship between the multiplying population and the life support system can be stabilized, development programs, howsoever, innovative are not likely to yield desired results.

Which is why in spite of the significant progress that our country has made in food production and sufficiency over the last 50 years, most of the rural population has had to deal with uncertainty of food security on a daily basis year after year, most often generation after generation.

India today finds itself in paradoxical situation of having food grain stocks. With the food corporation of India at an all time high of 250 million tonnes , yet about 300 million people go to bed hungry every night and about 50 million people are on the brink of starvation.

The crux of India’s food problem today pertains not so much on increasing food availability or production but rather with the distribution of food.

The Government has made many efforts to rein in food wastage and to improve food security but clearly; the depth of the problem is such that the impact of these efforts is hardly up to the mark. In order to make progress in reducing the burden of this problem, the Government needs to primarily contain the excessive wastage in transportation and improve storage and distribution facilities. India must effectively use technology to script a new chapter in prevention of food wastage.

Our Contributions
How we contributed to the cause.

Our first international activity was conducted on November 22nd. International delegates from countries such as U.S.A, U.K , Russia, china, Mexico, Indonesia had gathered to attend the community development leadership summit of modern school Barakhamba Road.

In the morning we gathered in the hall to show them the global food security video(available on our website). Once they were aware of the extent of the problem we conducted the activity called the "tree of cosmos".

The tree of cosmos aims to make the participants aware by using the image of a tree to help them understand the problem of "hunger". Through critical reasoning, visualisation of the problem and collaborative learning it helps them decide the best possible actions which can be taken to solve the problem of food scarcity.

After exhausting the research and debate time allotted, they are made to discuss the possible causes of hunger and write them on the roots of the tree.
Then they brainstorm possible solutions for solving food scarcity and food wastage.
The activity also requires them to solve higher degree real life problems, which in turn aims to measure their comprehension of the problem.

Food Bank at Pratibha Vidyalaya Defence Colony.

On 8th December, we conducted our second food banking activity at Pratibha Vidyalaya Defence Colony. With the help of our food providers such as Moti mahal deluxe and tandoori trail, friends club and Toninos restaurant chain, we fed over 300 children that day. The hundreds of smiles on the faces of the children filled our hearts with joy.

List of other Food Bank.

Food banks need to partner with other community organisations to not only meet immediate food needs for families struggling to put food on the table, but also address their short- and long-term health concerns and connect them with resources to help break the vicious cycle of poverty, food insecurity and poor health.

Moti Mahal Group

New Delhi

Interact Modern School

New Delhi

Friends Club

New Delhi

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About Me.

Believes that “We must do what we can, with what we have, where we are.”
Student of class eleventh, Modern School Barakhamba Road, has a riot of ideas for the betterment of the society and has the focus and determination to convert his ideas into reality. He believes that dreams aren't what come to you at night when you're asleep, but rather dreams are those which don't let you sleep at night. Read More About Me Here

Gunav Gujral

Gunav Gujral
Founder / CEO

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