Festive season is synonymous for all of us getting together with family and feast on delicacies together. Yes, over-eating is definitely a part of it, however food does find a way to our bins. There’s no greater sin to throw away food when we have millions of people starving. We cannot feed each of them but some, definitely YES.
How – Community Happy Fridge!
The Happy Fridge is a free community fridge installed by responsible groups of people this Diwali. The objective is to donate nutritious food from individuals, weddings, restaurants, corporate offices to the needy. Residents, citizens with excess food can keep it in this, and the needy can take food from the fridge. They are the real takers who have no means or access to food.
‘Iss Diwali No Pet Khaali’
93.5 RED FM along with NGO Feeding India, have joined hands to ensure – ‘Iss Diwali No Pet Khaali’. The two are on a mission to end hunger and spread smiles 🙂
Feeding India is an NGO that works on solutions for the issues relating to hunger, malnutrition and food wastage in India.
What is the campaign about?
RED FM and Feeding India are looking to reach out to every corner in our nation.
• Nominate your locality
RED FM is asking its listeners to nominate their localities to host Happy Fridges. Download RED FM INDIA app to nominate your area: http://bit.ly/redfmapp
• Free set up
Feeding India will assist the listeners by setting up these community fridges free of cost.
• Across 21 cities
Beginning October 10 to 25, the campaign will run in two phases across Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Siliguri, Jamshedpur, Patna, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Nasik, Aurangabad, Bhopal and Indore.
#foodwastefree & #hungerfree
This is a smart solution to ensure that no one ever sleeps hungry. There will also be no food waste thrown on the road.
What do the statistics say?
An alarming issue all over the world – Food wastage – if channelised correctly will solve for hunger, malnutrition and food waste in the country. This one needs immediate action.
Recent statistics figures indicate the following:
- As per recent Global Hunger Index 2019, our country ranked 102 out of 117.
- Despite 4.5 percent increase in GDP and availability of surplus food, 50 percent of India’s 1.3 billion population is still hungry.
- The United Nations Development Programme states that up to 40 percent food produced is wasted.
- As per the Ministry of Agriculture, INR 50,000 crores (approximately) worth of food produced is wasted every year in India.
What were the criteria?
Various nations were scored on a 100-point ‘severity scale’. Here, zero is the best score i.e. no hunger, and 100 is the worst.
So, Iss Diwali No Pet Khaali!
Let’s pledge to solve the problem of hunger and food wastage in our country, one meal at a time.