Mitigating hunger by solving for food wastage.
About Zomato Feeding India
Zomato Feeding India, is the India chapter of Zomato Feeding Foundation which is a not-for-profit aiming to mitigate hunger by solving for food wastage. Our work begins in India - a country that is home to the largest number of people who don’t have access to a daily meal.
Zomato Feeding India operates with a large volunteer network, which picks up food from individuals, restaurants, corporate offices, large cafeterias and events, and distributes them to beneficiaries in need. Our programs and processes help rescue and reroute fresh consumable food, which would otherwise get wasted, to those in need of regular access to food.
Our beneficiaries include and are not limited to - children, women, the elderly, specially-abled and migrant labourers. So far we have served 32+ million meals to people in need.
How we started
After seeing food for 5000+ people being thrown in the trash at a wedding in India, Ankit Kawatra was moved with the simple idea - what if he could bridge the gap between hunger and food wastage in India. The idea was to create programs and processes that helped rescue and repurpose consumable food, while driving the behavioural change required for people to see that food wastage and hunger are two sides of the same coin.
He was soon joined by co-founder Srishti Jain, and a few other volunteers, and that is how our volunteer driven not-for-profit, Feeding India was founded in 2014.
Once confirmed, Zomato Feeding India's volunteers or food recovery van reach the donors location.
This food is then safely and hygienically transported to nearby Zomato Feeding India Hunger Spot.
Our volunteers spend time with the beneficiaries and celebrate with them.
Food Donor makes a food donation request on the Feeding India helpline number or contact form on our website.
Our volunteers or Magic Wheels driver's check the quality and collect the food.
Post another quality check, the food is donated to the beneficiaries.