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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.


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.


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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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, 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.


Bangalore Food Banking Initiative Launching on World Food Day

Source: Griffith Laboratories - Press Release Oct 16, 2014 
BANGALORE, India
– In celebration of World Food Day on October 16, Griffith Laboratories, Worldwide Inc., and Griffith Laboratories Private Limited are excited to announce the inauguration and launch of The Bangalore Food Bank, located in Bangalore, India.

The Bangalore Food Bank, officially named “The Feeding Bangalore Foundation,” is sponsored by Griffith Laboratories, a United States-based developer and manufacturer of customized food ingredient systems. The new food bank is part of the India FoodBanking Network (IFBN), the India affiliate of The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN).


A world without hunger. Can you picture it? Join us on 16th October for #ZeroHunger

In our world of plenty, nobody should go hungry; yet one in nine people suffer from hunger every day. That number is unacceptable, and it’s up to all of us to change it.

A world without hunger. Can you picture it? Come, let’s dream of it together! Join the global conversation on #ZeroHunger on the 16th October 2014 at 6 PM IST with the following global experts:


Launch of Bangalore Food Bank on 16th October, 2014

India Food banking Network is further expanding its network of Food banks in India to address the issues of hunger, malnutrition and food wastage.  You are cordially invited to the launch of the Bangalore Food Bank on 16th October also celebrated as World Food Day . Shyam Mohan, MD Griffith Laboratories India & Middle East, Sanjay Thirumalai, MD Grant Thornton India and others are the founders of the Bangalore Food Bank. I have attached the e-invite. We truly value your support in this endeavor.

Please do come and join this fight to end hunger in India.


Kolkata Foodbank established by Rotary Club

On 10th July, 2014 Rotary Club of Culcutta Mahanagar established West Bengal's first FoodBank and joined IFBN's vision of eliminating hunger in India.