FAQs Food Charity – NGO Serving Children Across India
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 [email protected]
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]
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 [email protected]
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.
You can contact us at [email protected] for all documentation requirements to make a donation as part of your corporate social responsibility or employee giving/matching.
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.
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.
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 [email protected] to learn more.
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 [email protected] and we will be happy to share how we build on our efficacy and strengths.
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/