“Hunger is not a problem. It is an obscenity. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
No Food Waste is an organisation which aims to redistribute excess food from weddings, parties, events to those who are hungry.
The idea took root in Coimbatore, where we started with 2 Shopper Bags and a volunteer to collect the surplus food and deliver to the homeless through Public Transportation System from October 16th, 2014. We took an oath on that day to stop food waste and satisfy the hunger of many, in a quest to make the “World Hunger Free.”
We have picked and distributed food 96% times, provided food to a million hungry people, saved nearly 321 tonnes of food, which amounts to nearly Rs 4.87 crores.
No Food Waste works alongside Governments, Corporates with Social Responsibility on their minds, other partners and Volunteers to create a local chapter of excess food collection institution, which will be spread across various cities, addressing the two major challenges – namely urban and environmental, following the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We aim to bring benefits across the spectrum of society and help provide access to food to those who don’t have adequate means to access it.
To bring a social change in every individual in-order to reduce food waste and to make the World Hunger Free.
In an aim to bolster our spirit, we have been awarded many times by various agencies. Some of the awards include-
Swachh Bharat Award 2017 for “Best Innovative Practices”
Outstanding Youth Award 2017 – State Govt. of Tamilnadu
The International Visionary Award 2015
Amongst many others, but the true accolade was preventing food waste and seeing the smiles of pleasure.