Monday, June 18, 2012

New Delhi Food Bank and Distribution Network

India Food Banking Network (IFBN) was launched recently in New Delhi to collect excess food at various parties, functions and wedding receptions, and distribute it to the hungry people in poor neighborhoods. A website has also been created through which people can offer food online and get details about the food bank.

The network is modeled after the World Food Bank which supports a chain of NGOs in 21 countries and feeds around 41 million people each year. Such efforts are critical because hundreds of tones of food is wasted in cities such as New Delhi in the developing world, because they lack efficient food storage and distribution infrastructure. Additional food banks will be setup in other cities in India in the future.

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