Government in India is implementing some of the world's largest food security and nutrition programs under the National Food Security Act 2013. They include Public Distribution System, Integrated Child Development Services scheme, Mid-Day Meal Scheme and other state-level programs to fight hunger and malnutrition. IFBN can collaborate to strengthen these schemes through technology-based efficient and transparent supply chain management solutions. IFBN can also ensure last mile delivery to the unreached through its network of partner organisations and stakeholders to fight hunger and malnutrition in the country.
Also food losses and food waste in the supply chain including surplus on the shelves and warehouses of Governments and food industry results in wastage of critical national resources and also adversely affects the environment. IFBN can withdraw these surplus grains and packaged food timely and distribute them efficiently to those in need through its network of food banks and non-profit organizations.