After observing food being wasted in a wedding, Ankit Kawatra departs from his job and founded Feeding India along with Srishti Jain in the year 2014.
Now, a different initiative sees Feeding India join hands with Zomato in an exercise towards settling the challenges of food wastage, malnutrition, and hunger.
Primarily, Feeding India already owns five sustainable programmes that have been helping towards picking up surplus food and redistributing it to needy people across hunger spots in over 65 cities in India.
Talking about the two joining hands, Deepinder Goyal, Founder & CEO, Zomato, said, “We have so far, taken environmental issues head-on with non-plastic initiatives like preventing the consumption of single-use plastic cutlery and promoting biodegradable packaging for food delivery.”
He added, “As we welcome Feeding India into the Zomato family, we will take this battle a notch higher by helping them build a system where excess food is directed to those in need. As a start, we aim to activate the restaurants on our platform into the Feeding India network and help them use technology to scale their volunteer operations. Feeding India will become a core part of our DNA and a significant step in our mission to ensure ‘better food for more people’. I am confident that together we will make a positive impact on food wastage and hunger.”
Feeding India and Zomato will together target every origin of food wastage and will assist sustainably feed the many who sleep empty stomach every night.
“Our ambitious aim is to end hunger and food wastage not just in India, but globally. I’m delighted to strengthen this movement with Zomato, given its vision of ‘better food for more people’ and our shared mission to combat hunger and food wastage. We see this collaboration as a pivotal step against food insecurity. I believe that restaurants can play a transformational role in powering hunger-free cities,” added Ankit Kawatra, Founder, Feeding India.
Till date, Feeding India has served more than 20 million meals through its 12 food recovery vans, 8500+ volunteer-network. and 50+ community fridges.