No Food Waste is a food recovery and food waste management network that helps connect the individuals and businesses with excess food to people in need. We approach the issue of hunger with a sharing-economy model: the donation of excess food enables a vital, yet often wasted, resource to be used to its full capacity.
No Food Waste is an edible food Recovery Project which serves the surplus excess foods from Weddings , Parties , and other events, to the hungry and deprived. This is achieved through a Hot- line number in the City along with a dedicated collection Mini Van. The system works thus. Once we receive a call from the donor at our hotline number, we reach the respective collection point with our volunteers and necessary accessories depending on the volume of food along with our “FOODIVA”, a vehicle specially equipped by our team for excess food collection.
We have also reached out to more than 50,000 students teaching them auditing food waste and managing food waste in their campuses. Awareness sessions on the impact of food waste is conducted in corporates , organisations , institutions and public places.
No Food Waste Project Feeds 500 hungry people daily in Coimbatore city. New City chapters are started in Delhi, Noida, Chennai and Salem which feeds 1000 people per month average. Till now we have fed 60,000 people with the good quality untouched excess foods recovered from different functions
It just started with 2 Shopper Bags and a volunteer to collect the surplus food and deliver to the homeless through Public Transportation System from October 16th , 2014.
Today, No Food Waste matches the individuals and users who have surplus food with nearby shelters, organizations, and low income communities in real time. We also have a dedicated Call Center, Collection Vehicle , Feeding Points and a sustainable Process in Place. We believe the answer to global hunger starts locally, with a secure, collaborative peer-to-peer approach.
Our use of technology makes No Food Waste unique in three ways: we are able to provide our services on-demand, deliver data analytics AND we’re scalable. Coimbatore is our first step on a path to end global hunger.
Throwing away food benefits no one. Not only could the food have gone to someone in need, but the resource cost is tremendous: one-fifth of greenhouse gases come from meat production, and it takes over ten gallons of water to produce a single slice of bread. Our platform simplifies the process of food recovery, so Donors can make social, environmental and financial change in their choice to Feed the Need.
Just because it’s easier doesn’t mean it’s better! There are tons of people out there in need of a meal, and by giving to them rather than the trashcan, you are building up some major good karma.On top of that, you’ll be improving the environment and providing people with meaningful work: it’s an easy way for corporates and businesses to give back to their community.
We don’t charge the users of the system as our motto is to reach the excess surplus foods to the needy , however users can support for the Food Recovery Kilometers ( KMS) which is around Rs 10/KM. We also raise donations from philanthropists and like minded individuals to run the system day to day.
The Major expenses involved in are for Transportation and Communication. You can get connected with us to have our monthly / yearly expense report.
You can donate for the cause using the link available in the website. We have a admin panel which is logged on daily to update the impact on number of people benefited along with the expenses made. The Transparency reports will be available for all donors and supporters..
We accept any kind of food, we just need to know details concerning food type, like if its raw or cooked, packaged, hot or cold, and how much there is. Our algorithm pairs specific food donations with available drivers and recipient locations.
We currently serve the needy people in
- Government Hospitals
- Economically Backward Slums
- Needy Orphanages and Old age homes
- Homeless People
- Shelter Homes
- Rural Communities
A No Food Waste Donor is any group or individual that gives food to us – people and companies who order food often for team meetings, large parties or corporate meetings, conferences, restaurants, catering companies, grocery stores, farms, weddings, you name it. You make our service possible! If you want to become a Donor, you can request a pickup through our Mobile APP, Helpline Number – 90877 90877
To date, No Food Waste has recovered 23K KGS of food – Fed 44K people in need – AND saved around 18,52,000 INR worth of foods reaching the landfills. However you can see the live counter of No of persons fed and other statistics in the Home Page. Also subscribe to us in EMail and Whatsapp ( 90877 90877 ) to receive monthly updates on No Food Waste
India is the second largest food producer covering 10.04% of the total World’s food production. But, at the same time India ranked 97 among 118 developing countries for which the Global Hunger Index (GHI) was calculated in 2016.
Basing its readings on the most recent data, the 2016 GHI for India was derived from the fact that an estimated 15% population is undernourished, lacking in adequate food intake, both in quantity and quality.
The share of under-5 children who are `wasted’ is about 15% while the share of children who are `stunted’ is a staggering 39%. This reflects widespread and chronic lack of balanced food. The under-5 mortality rate is 4.8% in India, partially reflecting the fatal synergy of inadequate nutrition and unhealthy environments.
Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year approximately 1.3 billion tonnes gets lost or wasted. Food losses and waste amounts to roughly US$ 680 billion in industrialized countries and US$ 310 billion in developing countries.
We are following our own defined Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in our day to day operations to handle excess foods.
- The following systems are involved in our daily operations,
- Call Centre
- No Food Waste Office & Storage Unit
- Supply Spot
- Hunger Spot
- FNB ATM
- Call Centre Team receives the food calls at the helpline number 90877 90877 collecting the details of donors, food menu, food quantity and time the food was cooked.
- Field Team in the Office & Storage Unit receives details from the Call Centre Team and follows the donor mentioning the pick-up time and also marks near hunger spot.
- The field team collects excess food from the Supply Spot in our dedicated vehicle and vessels.
The collected food is then distributed in the nearby Hunger Spot to ensure immediate transfer of foods to needy to avoid it getting spoiled with the help of hunger spot volunteers.
The excess food is collected and distributed in the specific timings as follows,
- Breakfast – 10 am to 12.30 pm
- Lunch – 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm
- Dinner – 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm
- The late night foods are stored in the refrigeration at our facility centre to distribute them to needy earlier on the next morning. Mostly raw food items are recovered from the late night calls to avoid unnecessary wastage.
As a part of our food recovery process, we are collecting samples of each food to check its freshness with odour, texture and taste.
We ensure the quality of the food during collection and distribution to the needy and we avoid collecting certain menus such as coconut added items, curd/butter items since they spoil at a faster rate.
Also, we are developing an optimum cost effective technology solution for testing the food quickly to start immediate distribution as the existing techniques are taking more time.