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FAQs for Food for Education Program run by Delhi FoodBank, Responsenet across India

How does the Food for Education have evidence of impact?

Evidence-based Wellbeing of children through Food For Education programs help:

  •  Increased attendance
  • Increased Learning capabilities
  • Enhancing preventive healthcare
  • Staying safe
  • Happiness quotient

How do I make a donation for children being served across India?
You can make a donation online, by calling us or emailing to us at donations@delhifoodbanking.org

How can I donate food?
You can donate raw rice, pulses, wheat flour, cooking oil and other groceries for children. Companies, individuals, schools and groups of people can collect food by running a food drive in your network. We also have partnerships with food and retail companies to donate safe raw food/ration.

You can donate raw non-perishable food by writing to us at donations@delhifoodbanking.org or calling us at 8585 995995

Where / Can I donate cooked Food? Why we don’t accept cooked food donations?
We do not accept Cooked Food.  The reason for not accepting cooked food is because food safety is of topmost priority.  Food cooked with excessive oil and spices spoils quickly. It is also extremely complex to manage cooked food storage, transportation other logistics etc. Also matching cooked food donations exactly for feeding timings is extremely difficult.

We do not accept cooked food.  Not only does waste/surplus food have very serious food safety concerns but is also highly unpredictable.

Our commitments to the children we serve are extremely crucial and so we cannot accept cooked food.

Where / Can I make a donation in memory of family members and contribute and serve for just one day’s meals?
Yes. You can donate in memory of family members and contribute for just one day’s meals. You can also serve at a feeding center nearest to you on that particular observance day if you chose to. If you cannot make it to the feeding sites to serve, we will serve meals in remembrance and memory of your loved ones. Call us at 8585 995995 or write to us at hello@delhifoodbanking.org

Where / Can I donate for special celebrations and serve food myself?
Yes, you can celebrate your or loved one’s birthdays, festivals, anniversary(ies), celebrations and any other occasion with children who you can feed. You can also serve as a feeding center nearest to you on that particular celebration day if you chose to. If you cannot make it to the feeding sites to serve, we will serve meals on your behalf. Call us at 8585 995995 or write to us at hello@delhifoodbanking.org

Where / Can I donate non-food items or supplies for children?
Yes, you can donate school bags, stationery, clothes and toys for children that study at our feeding sites.

Where / Can I donate for the education of children for sponsorship across feeding sites in India?
Yes, you can donate for children’s education and sponsor a child at our non-formal schools feeding sites.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

As per the provisions of section 80G of Income-tax Act, 1961, deductions are available for donations made to us. 

How to make donations/ contributions so as to take deductions under section 80G?
You can donate online, issue a cheque for donations or make a wire transfer to our account.  We will require your PAN number to issue your donation and tax receipt for 80G deducations.
 
How can I as an NRI or another country make a charitable donation to donate to help the cause of children’s charity feeding across India?
Can / How do I send in money or make donations as a company?
You can contact us at hello@delhifoodbanking.org for all documentation requirements to make a donation as part of your corporate social responsibility or employee giving/matching.
Will I get a receipt for my donation?
Yes, once your donation has been received, you will receive a letter and receipt that you can keep for your personal records or tax deductions. It may take 4-6 weeks to receive by post. You can receive the receipt and 80G exemption certificate immediately emailed to you if you make online donations through our payment gateway online.
How are my donations used?
We are proud to share that we are an award winning organization for efficacy and maximum social impact. We devote maximum amounts to the direct program cost. For example, out of every ₹15 you donate only ₹1.2 is logistics and administration cost. ₹13.80 out of every ₹15 donated goes directly to benefit children feeding.
Who supports Delhi FoodBank?
Our work relies totally on philanthropic support of individuals and companies through grants or corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds that support our hunger relief for children in need across India. We do not have any government support from any mid-day meal scheme or otherwise.
Can I make monthly donations to support children across India?
Yes you can donate to help children through monthly giving online or through instructions to your bank directly. Call us at 8585 995995 or mail to us at hello@delhifoodbanking.org to learn more.
How can you provide a meal with just ₹15 and what is the quality of the meal?
Our food is sourced in bulk at wholesale prices and sometimes also directly from food companies across India to secure the best price for raw ration. We also have partnerships with food and retail companies to donate safe raw food/ration. These mostly consist of rice, pulses, wheat flour, cooking oil and other groceries. Just ₹375 feeds a wholesome meal to a child every day for a month. Our efficacy is our strength. Want to learn more write to us at hello@delhifoodbaning.org and we will be happy to share how we build on our efficacy and strengths.
Where can I donate across India for children?
We feed meals daily across India in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chandigarh, Kerala, Assam, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and are expanding across 27 states with the aim to transform lives with the foundation to provide access for the most basic need of food for children in need to help them chose and realize their future.

Where can I learn more about Hunger in India

The following are links to information on Hunger and Food Security in India:

UNICEF The state of food security and nutrition in the world 2019 Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns authored by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO : https://www.unicef.org/reports/state-of-food-security-and-nutrition-2019

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) India : https://www.globalhungerindex.org/india.html

Global Nutrition Report India – https://globalnutritionreport.org/resources/nutrition-profiles/asia/southern-asia/india/