No Food Waste

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No Food Waste
Logo of No Food Waste.png
Founded16 October 2014 (2014-10-16)
FounderPadmanaban Gopalan, Dinesh Manickam and Sudhakar Mohan
Founded atCoimbatore
TypeNGO
HeadquartersCoimbatore
Location
Websitenofoodwaste.org

No Food Waste (NFW)[1] is a movement turned NGO started by Padmanaban Gopalan and his friends Dinesh manickam and Sudhakar Mohan to get rid of the problem of hunger.[2] The team of No Food Waste scouts for marriage halls, institutions and homes that might have excess food.[3] The food is collected and then repackaged and distributed to the people in need. On an average, 600 plates of food were being provided daily as reported in 2017.

The movement started in Coimbatore and has now expanded to other districts in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Apart from a hotline, they also developed an app on which anyone who has excess food can log in. The person can send a message which is received by a volunteer of the organization. The volunteer then collects the food after connecting via app.[4][5] The app also identifies hunger spots by crowdsourcing data to analyse the need.[6][7]

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  1. ^ Nainar, Nahla (7 September 2019). "How No Food Waste works to redistribute surplus food to the needy in Tamil Nadu". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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  5. ^ Nath, Parshathy J. (17 October 2015). "No Food Waste NGO wants to banish hunger from city". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  6. ^ "No Food Waste: When leftovers reach the hungry through a mobile app". Hindustan Times. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
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  11. ^ Rajkumar, Shanthini (21 June 2015). "Don't chuck that food!". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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  16. ^ Staff Reporter (15 March 2019). "No Food Waste founder bags Commonwealth award". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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  18. ^ "Winners of Commonwealth Youth Awards 2019 announced | The Commonwealth". thecommonwealth.org. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  19. ^ Sangeetha, P. (15 March 2019). "'Feed people, not landfills'". The Times of India. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  20. ^ "Young social entrepreneur in India turns wedding waste into meals for the needy". UN News. 17 May 2019. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  21. ^ Staff Reporter (13 August 2019). "Honour for 'No Food Waste' founder". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  22. ^ "Shri Kiren Rijiju confers the National Youth Awards for excellent work and contribution in different fields of development and social service". pib.gov.in. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  23. ^ "Winning without waste". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
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