Submitted by IFBN on 9 December 2014 - 10:10am
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.
Submitted by IFBN on 27 November 2014 - 12:50pm
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.
Submitted by IFBN on 21 October 2014 - 12:35pm
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).
Submitted by IFBN on 14 October 2014 - 6:23pm
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:
Submitted by IFBN on 14 October 2014 - 6:06pm
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.
Submitted by IFBN on 8 October 2014 - 9:43pm
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.
Submitted by IFBN on 13 March 2014 - 6:55pm
IFBN and Bangalore Food Bank visited "Home of Hope' in Bangalore which is looking after 450 destitute men, women and children. Canara Bank supported the feeding programme at the Home of Hope.