Vision and Strategy

Our Vision

“To eliminate hunger in India by 2020.”

There are 194.6 million people who are undernourished in India. Despite sufficient food production and tremendous economic growth, we are yet to address the challenges of eliminating hunger in India.
The Vision of IFBN is to have a minimum of one food bank in every district of India by 2020 and going forward this has to be extended to all Blocks and Panchayats.

Our Strategy

The key tenets of our strategy are:

  • Develop partnerships for procurement of funds and food.
  • Create Food Banks in India in communities to systematically capture and distribute food to reduce hunger and malnutrition. Support and strengthen Food Banks by connecting Food Banks to resources of food.
  • Help Food Banks develop efficient processes and safety procedures in the collection and distribution of food.
  • Develop and implement efficient monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to ensure effective, transparent and equity-inclusive delivery to reach the most vulnerable population.
  • Promote Food Banks to emerge as community spaces addressing various issues of nutrition, health, hygiene and development.
  • Promote decentralized, flexible and community based locally responsive strategies and models to fulfil its objectives.
  • Undertake advocacy among various stakeholders to get greater involvement.

Our Values

Teamwork: We are committed to working collaboratively with our Board, staff, members and partners across the hunger relief network.
Transparency: We conduct our activities by being open and accessible to strengthen our network and maintain the trust of our stakeholders and the public.
Integrity: We achieve our goals by maintaining the highest degree of ethical standards and by putting our values into action.
Accountability: We are focused on outcomes. We value results and measure our performance against precise goals; we take ownership and responsibility for doing what we say we will do

Volunteerism: We encourage volunteers to contribute their time and skills to the cause of hunger.