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KFC launches program 'add HOPE' to fight hunger in India

KFC India announced the launch of add HOPE, a program that aims to fight hunger in the country with the launch, KFC hopes to create awareness and raise funds to provide meals to India's underprivileged children through World Food Program (WFP), Akshaya Patra Foundation and India FoodBanking Network (IFBN).

Together with these organizations, KFC aims to provide 20 million meals to underprivileged children by 2020.


CII-Face Swasth Bharat Sashakt Bharat “Business Models for Securing Nutritional Outcomes”

CII FACE launched the CII Resource Centre : Business4Nutrition, which is a path breaking initiative and the maiden CII foray in the area of nutrition, under Food Safety.

CII-Food and Agriculture Centre of Excellence in partnership with Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) organized a National Consultation on Nutrition – Business Models for Securing Nutritional Outcomes on 25th August in New Delhi. This is the first consultation of the CII-FACE National Nutrition Initiative -Swasth Bharat Sashakt Bharat.


5 Indians Who Are Fighting to Give Us Freedom from Hunger

When India gained independence from the British in 1947, it was still reeling from the impact of the 1943 Bengal famine that left 3-4 million people dead. The new leaders of our country were determined to make the fight against hunger a priority. Yet, according to the UN, India is still home to a quarter of the world’s undernourished population today. The struggle against hunger continues. And among those fighting to give us independence from this scourge are these 5 men and women, who we honour this Independence Day.


He will be missed, the greatly beloved Missile Man of India.

We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam


IFBN - Sodexo Food Drive - April, 2015

Sodexo IFBN Food Drive April 2015

India Food Banking Network in collaboration with Sodexo conducted a food drive in three cities – Delhi-NCR, Chennai and Bangalore under Sodexo's Global Servathon initiative. The Food Drive took place at 55 sites of Sodexo from 20th-24th April, 2015. The participating Food Banks were Ghaziabad & Noida Food Bank, Bangalore Food Bank and Rotary Club in Chennai.


CSR Mandate - Special Coverage on IFBN

CSR Mandate magazine published by Forum for Community Development, an initiative of New Media which has been lauded by PM of India and the CM of Gujarat for its "meaningful" and "well thought out' Issues. Its current issue on Alleviating Poverty & Malnutrition carries interesting articles on India Food Banking Network.

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Rotary Club of Bombay Sea Coast distributes cakes to 3500 children

India Food Banking Network in collaboration with Rotary Club of Bombay Sea Coast collected and distributed 3510 packs of high quality cakes from Britannia just before Christmas to 3500 children in three BMC schools in Mumbai.


Food-A-Thon 2014

Food-A-Thon 2014 in Delhi and Gurgaon witnessed an ever growing support from various organizations and individuals joining hands to eliminate hunger this year. The culmination ceremony on 17th November awarded NGOs, partner organizations and inspiring individual volunteers who showed astounding participation in Food-A-thon.


UN agencies launch new joint initiative targeting elimination of global food waste

Source: UN News Centre

The world wastes enough food to feed an estimated two billion people, the United Nations said today as its three Rome-based food agencies announced the launch of a digital platform designed to take aim at the growing problem of “food loss.”

The new online programme, called the Global Community of Practice (CoP) on Food Loss Reduction, was jointly launched by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), with the goal of becoming “a global reference point” in the facilitation of information sharing between stakeholders such as public entities, civil society and the private sector.

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Food banks to be set up in Mumbai, Ahmedabad to feed poor

NEW DELHI: India FoodBanking Network, headed by Sam Pitroda, plans to set up two food banks in Ahmedabad and Mumbai this year to feed the poor.

Food banks are set up to store food products nearing expiry date that are donated by big manufacturers for distribution to the organisations working towards eliminating hunger.

India FoodBanking Network, an arm of Food Security Foundation India, is working in the area of food security in collaboration with the government, private sector and NGOs.