Implemented by the Responsenet Development Services (RDS), since its inception, together with the help of critical partners Cargill , Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and DLF Foundation, the Delhi-NCR Foodbank has served 2 million nutritional meals across 30 feeding centers, galvanizing the support of over 113 companies and 70,000 individuals.

We believe that good nutrition and hunger alleviation leads to better health, well being, income and education, breaking the continuous cycle of poverty that the vulnerable populations find themselves. We believe that food security in India will help create the foundations for a socially stable society with Nutrition focussed programs integrated with Water, Sanitation, health (WASH), Education and livelhoods.

Our work in setting up India's first ever Delhi-NCR Foodbank in 2012 has helped us serve those who do not have access to a nutritious wholesome meal. The Delhi NCR Foodbank is a nonprofit food distribution system run by the Responsenet Development Services (RDS), India that connects nutritious food with those that need it the most in and around the Delhi area.

Through the Foodbank, we have created a effective system that not only provides relief in the face of immediate hunger, however more importantly, takes care of longer term health needs, by providing a balanced and nutritious plate of food to curb the damaging effects of malnutrition, which is prevalent in India. We go beyond taking care of the basics and refuse to accept that providing a plate of grains to the hungry is where our responsibility stops.

Indeed, our valuable service goes further to ensure that the food given to our beneficiaries is dietary diverse and has all the key nutritional elements including: Milk, eggs and greens (MEGS), grains, proteins and fruits to help foster a strong productive society. In this manner, we help break the cycle of poverty over time by improving the life chances of underprivileged communities. Improved life chances means a reduction in death, disease and disabilities it also means that children will receive enough nutrition so they may receive an education; that well nourished expecting mothers can give birth to higher babies as they having a fighting chance for survival; and that working families can focus on saving to better their lives rather than worry about food. The role of good nutrition should not be underestimated.

We advocate for better nutrition through dietary diversity and food fortification as a vehicle to combat vitamin and mineral deficiencies in India and adhere to strong food safety standards throughout our operations to ensure the best service possible. As such, Delhi NCR Foodbank augments and compliments ongoing government interventions for Food Security, rather than replicate them..

But we have not done this alone, our work has only been made possible by the help of critical partners. We therefore believe that shared capabilities and resources whether you are a corporate giant to a private citizen or belong to a school it is the abilities of each individual that makes the difference in helping India's malnourished and hungry.

We have successfully integrated Nutrition, WASH, Education and Livelioods by creating and implementing Corporate Social Responsibility programs with many corporations in India.

Foodbanking by the Delhi NCR Foodbank is a streamlined system that brings together logistics, technology and stakeholders from the private, public, educational and NGO sectors to support sustained feeding, so that food reaches those that need it the most. This acts as a hub to aggregate food donated from corporations, schools and individuals and delivers directly to those that need it the most.

Our mission is to connect nutritional food with the hungry, in a systematic and technology driven process that is lean, efficient and a realisable way to end the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Quite simply, our vision is that every individual in Delhi NCR should have access to nutritious food.

Our mission is to connect nutritional food with the hungry, in a systematic and technology driven process that is lean, efficient and a realisable way to end the fight against hunger and malnutrition. Quite simply, our vision is that every individual in Delhi NCR should have access to nutritious food.

 

Key objectives of Delhi NCR Foodbank

  • Provide access to nutritious food for vulnerable populations in a sustained manner
  • Contribute towards improving food security in India through provision of better nutrition
  • Strengthen food sourcing, logistics and delivery to ensure effective food distribution
  • To help minimise environmental footprint by accessing surplus and salvage near expiry date food for disbursement at partner feeding centres and thereby minimising food wastage.
  • Advocate for hunger alleviation, improved nutrition and food safety
  • To improve the livelihoods and nutritional intake of undernourished children, women and low income families.
  • Integrate Nutrition into Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), programs of corporations in India.
  • Integrate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Education, Helath and Livelihoods with feeding programs 
  • Create FoodBanks across India and Asia with local implementation partners.

 

The importance of Eradicating Hunger and providing nutrition in India, has been reiterated as one of the provisions for CSR in Schedule VII of Section 135 of the Companies Act 2013.  With this in mind we will be happy to share ideas and solutions that will help create your CSR Policy and provide the mandated documentation, implementation and reporting as per the provisions of the Companies Act as an implementing partner.

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