Have you tried going to bed without dinner or tried skipping lunch one day ? Most of us follow rituals and skip meals to receive blessings and please our favorite deity, but remember the last few minutes before we get to break our fasts and relish on lip-smacking meals ? We all wait for that hour all day long. Imagine the plight of millions of Indians who go to bed without proper meals and wake up hoping this doesn’t repeat yet another day.
No points for guessing, #covid19 has worsened the situation by affecting food systems and small scale production setups.
United Nation puts emphasis on Zero Hunger and wants us to work together in eradicating the same by 2030 as part of its Sustainable Development Goal number 2 – Zero Hunger.
Zero hunger not only means putting nutritious food on the plate, but also ensuring the rights of farmers are protected and they are supported in building a sustainable food chain, thus leading to a comprehensive and sturdy food cycle which protects the ecosystem and the environment.
Whats worse, on one end we have a huge population which doesn’t get a square meal and on the other, we have 40 percent of the food produced being wasted everyday.
We see an opportunity here, waiting to be seized!
A lot of people across the nation are working towards conquering food wastage by collecting food and donating to the needy on local level, we also have organisations such as Annamrita and Estah Society working at different levels of the food ecosystem to help eradicate hunger.
Looking at the impact of Covid19 on daily wage earners, Crowdera Foundation is raising funds to support charities distributing food kits to the needy. Through various campaigns supported thus far on our portal, we have already distributed over 800,000 meals and raised over 1.3 crores during the pandemic.
P.S. Giving Economy Changemakers (GEC) is a global virtual event designed by and for the SDG community to connect, share and explore together from the best of our society and to pave a strategic path for the advancement of these goals. At GEC we felicitate the changemakers who have made valuable contributions in bringing change and we also initiate talks to raise the visibility and lead a transformative change towards the SDGs. Every Diwali we try to renew our essentials by sprucing up our homes, lighting up every corner of our house, refurbishing the old in new. This Diwali we have added one more task of cleansing and polishing our inner beauties with GEC; thence for next 17 days we are going to highlight the ongoing work on each SDG goals to thrive and cultivate a community of philanthropy.
Nominate a Changemaker here.