Vans offering reliable collection and delivery of food at scale. These vans follow a standard operating process to maintain food safety regulations before collecting the food, and also at the time of donating the meals to our beneficiaries.
Challenge Magic Wheels are addressing
Direct liability on people for food quality is a deterrent for donors causing food wastage
Food availability at off meal hours that needs to be transported over long distances
Unavailability of refrigeration & effective packaging solution to extend shelf life of food
How this works?
These vans are equipped with temperature controlled insulated boxes using gel pads to extend the shelf life of food collected at off meal hours
Overall operations: Once partners agree to donate food from their cafeterias/ events/ hotels/ hostels/ restaurants, Zomato Feeding India manages the collection, transportation, handling, donation and quality checks of the food
Liability release: We sign a liability release agreement to ensure that the donors are free from all responsibility of the quality of the food, once we have collected it
We currently have 83 Magic Wheels and 170 food supply partners for this program, and have delivered ~ 1.1 million (~11 lakh) meals through this channel to those in need, in September.
Every month each van can save up to 22,800 kg of carbon emissions and equivalent days of electricity consumption for one household for 2036 days