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Excess food for the needy

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Excess food for the needy

Annakshetra is a unique initiative by Centre for Development Communication (CDC), Jaipur, formed with the aim of minimizing food wastage by effective channelization of the excess food leftover in weddings, parties, restaurants and temples. It is aimed at filling the gaps in existing society by delivering the spare food collected from donors to the needy people of local community.

Almost a million persons have benefited so far with a network of 1,500 donors, comprising caterers, marriage hall and restaurant owners as well as individuals. On receiving the calls, the Annakshetra vans goes to the site to collect food. After collection, the food is kept in refrigerators and served to labourers, slum dwellers, at orphanages and shelter homes in the morning.

If the tested food is not suitable for human consumption, it is sent for composting. By recycling, Annakshetra ensures that the bio-waste does not land into landfill sites thus preventing environmental damage and improving agricultural output by improving soil.

In the process of food waste reduction, Annakshetra creates awareness among the society on the unrealized issue of food wastage. In return the community i.e. staff, food industry, guests, consumers, government, policymakers etc., gets engaged and contributes thus making a positive impact on society.

Annakshetra has plans to upgrade storage facilities with increasing demand and to establish a Microbial testing laboratory, they also have plan to upgrade to bigger containers to store large amount of pre-cooked and cooked food.

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