Reducing food wastage to feed the hungry
Gunav gujral, a student of class 11th of Modern School, Barakhamba Road, New Delhi has launched “take#foodwaste#offthemenu”, an initiative to reduce food wastage along the entire chain of food production and consumption. The campaign aims to distribute the food wasted by restaurants, supermarkets, clubs and retail outlets to people, who need it via “food banks”
With the support from moti mahal global chain of restaurants, gunav has set up 300 food banks across the country, providing food to more than 2500 people. Rotary international and friends club limited have also joined this campaign.
To spread awareness about food wastage and food scarcity, gunav has created a website called www.global-foodbank.com
As part of CDLS 2016, he also held an awareness campaign, where students from various countries such as the U.K, U.S.A, China etc participated and discussed possible solutions to make food more accessible. In addition he has been working extensively with schools, donating nutritious food to children and spreading awareness about food insecurity.
Since, the launch of his campaign, Gunav has been actively involved in finding sponsors and raising funds to set up these food banks. His efforts have raised more than 3 lakh rupees.
Gunav believes that in order to make progress in reducing the burden of food shortage, the government needs to primarily contain the excessive wastage in transportation and improve storage and distribution facilities. His ideology is that India must effectively use technology to script a new chapter in the prevention of food wastage.