[Watch/Read] India Tops World Hunger List With 194 Million People, Let's Change This
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Most of us go to a hotel, a fast food centre, a coffee shop, a dhaba etc. on a regular basis, or at least once in a week, we just enjoy the fabulous taste of the delicious food which stays at the tip of our tongue for some time. And what happens when our tummy is filled? The remains just go to the thrash, and we don’t even bother as we have paid for the wasted food!
Nearly 21000 people die every day due to hunger! This is one person every four seconds. Sadly, it is children who die most often.1 in a 9 human sleeps without food every night! The majority of world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9% of the population is undernourished. Poor nutrition causes nearly half of deaths in children under the age of five.
Source: The Hindu
India has been having a severe situation than many other countries. 194.6 million People are undernourished in India. Also 51% of women between 15 to 59 years of age are anaemic and 44% of children under 5 are underweight. The mournful slogan of these people would be “Food, food everywhere, but not a spoonful to eat”! We get everything in plenty but we don’t make proper use of it till it’s empty!
A whole family may survive for a day on the food we waste in a day. We all know the satisfaction we get when we are the reason for many to survive. So let’s all pledge during this World Food Week to not waste food.
In an endeavor to solve the 2 interconnected problems of hunger and food wastage Feeding India in association with The Logical Indian channelizes excess food from various sources to feed thousands of starving mouths each day across 20 cities in India.
How can you participate?
11-16 October, 2015:
Anyone and everyone can join the movement by donating a meal to any needy person around you. Pledge your support by sharing your story with the world by uploading a picture with the hashtag
#IAmFeedingIndia and motivate many others to do it.
16 October, 2015: World Food Day.
Feeding India is setting up food camps in 20+ cities across India to donate food in an organized manner and celebrate with the less privileged.
Get food ready — Collect food from a nearby restaurant, bakery, and hotel to initiate the donation process.
Donate food to the needy — Identify people who really need food beforehand to ensure your efforts go to the ones who actually deserve them. Donating to orphanages, old age homes, and differently-abled homes is always a plus.
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