We have a vision to eliminate hunger in India by 2020 by establishing a strong and efficient network of FoodBanks across the country, so that every district has access to at least one FoodBank. This network is a multi-stakeholder partnership of global and domestic aid agencies, corporations, government, leading development agencies, civil society and individuals.
Everyone has a role to play. An organization can help us establish FoodBanks, fund our cause, conduct food collection drives and individuals can volunteer with our campaigns or at FoodBanks to address the problem of hunger and empower the Food Security Mission of India.
IFBN relies entirely on voluntary contributions to finance its humanitarian and development projects. It also provides an opportunity to these various actors to be involved through advocacy initiatives. Here is what our Board members think:
Mr. Sam Pitroda, Chairman of IFBN Board
IFBN is not the only solution; the idea is to have many people participating and joining hands in different ways.
Mr. Siraj Chaudhary, President, Cargill India
In the wake of the Companies Act which has made CSR implementation a compulsory activity, there is an opportunity to address issues of hunger and malnutrition. Through the Food Banking initiative, tangible and measurable goals can be provided to various corporations for their CSR activities.
Mr. Ishteyaque Amjad, Director-Corporate Affairs, Cargill India
Huge opportunity exists for strengthening the Food Banking initiatives across India through tapping in the network of diverse and like-minded stakeholders to build partnerships.
Ms. Vandana Singh, CEP FSFI-IFBN
There is a need for a multi pronged approach that spans across diverse stakeholders. We also need to strengthen government partnerships to augment our programs and implement them with a national strength for local solutions.
Learn more about how you can get involved with India FoodBanking Network.