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Feeding Poor's India

More than 820 million people are hungry globally. Food insecurity is inadequate access to food qualitatively and quantitatively. Extreme forms of it can include severe food deprivation and going without food for days.

Worldwide around 17 million children under the age of 5 suffer from severe acute malnutrition. The largest number of undernourished people live in Asia, mostly in southern Asian countries. Asia alone has close to 513.9 million hungry people.

Around the world more than enough food is produced to feed the global population. So why do 820 million people go hungry? Poverty for one, and natural and man-made disasters, among other reasons.

How can we combat hunger in India and help the country serve the most distressed among our population? By starting a Food Bank!


What is a Food Bank?

Just as a Blood Bank stores blood to be used by people in times of medical emergencies, we have developed the idea of a Food Bank. Natural and man-made disasters make it difficult to provide adequate nutrition and food to people due to infrastructure and manpower issues in those times. A Food Bank keeps a buffer stock of food ready, which can be used in times of crisis, as well as to provide food in remote and most distressed locations of our country, without the fear of spoilage. A Food Bank can also be tapped into to avoid wastage of food, and help those in extreme hunger and poverty on a regular basis

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