Amrutha Vahini

The impact of food waste is not just financial, Environmentally, food waste leads to wasteful use of chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, manpower and Fresh Potable Water,  fuel which is used for transportation and creation of methane (created by rotten food) - one of the most harmful greenhouse gases that contributes to climate change Methane is 23 times more potent then CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Use of Excessive fertilizers and Pesticides leads to barren Lands. Also the vast amount of surplus cooked food going to landfills makes a significant contribution to global warming. Wasting food is not good for anyone nor in anyway- to the economy, to the environment or to our own ethical justification. Waste prevention/minimization can be done by institutionalizing certain norms and regulations and adopting structured reuse/ recycling mechanisms so that the waste from one source becomes a valued input for others. In recent year food waste has become a widely recognized global shame

India has always been a starving country with poor starving to death every day. And on the other side huge amount of food (excess or surplus) is going into gutters in the places of social events and mass market locations. The impact of food wastage is not just financial, environmentally it also leads to wasteful use of chemicals such as fertilizers, fuel for transportation and creation of harmful gases such as Methane. In the event of food surplus the best option is to reduce this excess or surplus food by donating and feeding the vulnerable member of the society.

We are touched by these two extreme scenarios of poor starving to death and excess or surplus food wastage and decided to bridge a gap between them by KCT channel named as Amrutha Vahini. 

KCT Food Bank provide a Help Line no 94409 85088 on receiving calls on its 24×7, The food received is directly distributed to needy people. Besides we also cook and distribute food (ANNA DHANAM) and also distribute packaged food items contributed by FMCG companies of repute, to deserving people within the Best before period.

How it works?

Call from Donor→→Edible Surplus/Excess/Leftover food→→ Arrival of KCT Food Bank Van & volunteers→→ Collection of food→ → Food distribution

Quantity of food gathered and distributed
Quantity of food collected                 35,087 kg of Food items Saved 
Number of people fed                       Around 1,80,000 approximate Meals served
Average per month in 2018               15000 number of meals served
The total approximate food value      1,68,00,000/- worth food has been saved