The Hunger and Nutrition programme at Youngistaan Foundation strives to uplift the dietary conditions of those in dire need for food. Our foundation does this through a two-fold approach by cooking hygienic and home-made meals for the poor and reducing food wastage in wedding ceremonies, hotels and restaurants.
The World Food Programme (WFP) states that India constitutes one-fourth of the world’s undernourished. The people in these conditions are prone to diseases like stunting, kwashiorkor and marasmus directly affecting their physical and mental well-being. Studies have shown that the children of malnourished mothers are more susceptible to heart diseases and schizophrenic disorders.
We, at Youngistaan Foundation, aim to connect existing government efforts and civilian service to tackle this pressing issue by saving urban disposal and converting it into the poor’s food supply. All volunteers in the NGO strongly believe in empathizing with the poor to assist them in achieving what they deserve as equals to the privileged. The dedicated volunteers spare time off of their busy schedules to educate and serve the underprivileged by using food as a means of communication to eradicate poverty and improve the lives of the forsaken.
Through the feeding project, we strongly encourage everyone to save left-overs and make it available to the urban poor. Young and enthusiastic volunteers from different educational and regional backgrounds put aside their differences and come together every Sunday to cook and serve the poor. During the week we collect food from weddings and restaurants to distribute among the hungry. With passion-filled hearts, we, at Youngistaan Foundation, establish strong emotive bonds with the underprivileged and transform their lives by providing them with material and emotional support.
• Every year food worth Rs. 50,000 crores is wasted in India.
• 3000 children die of hunger every day.
• The number of people suffering from malnourishment has increased from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016.
• More than 1 billion people suffer from hunger.
• According to statistics, 36 million people will die of hunger this year.
What can we do?
Solving this hunger problem is an enormous challenge. Nevertheless, we can still play a significant role in changing this and attaining zero hunger. How?
1. Volunteer with us every Sunday to cook and distribute food to the underprivileged throughout the country at various locations.
2. Help us collect food from weddings and restaurants to distribute and save people from dying of starvation.
3. Donate and partner with us to feed them and make a difference.