Food Shala – A way to reduce food waste and donating it to the less fortunate
Author(s):
Rajeev Tapadia, Shreya Chindharam Tarade, Tejas Rajendra Phalke, Shubham Kaduba Tayde, Tanmay Prakash Tare , Pranav Sunil Tayde, Manisha More
Keywords:
Food waste, NGO, Website, Food donation, Hunger, Zero-Hunger, Third World Nations, Nutrition
Abstract
The Food Shala project is a website that aims to reduce food waste by connecting NGOs with restaurants and party halls that have a surplus of food. This research paper examines the development and implementation of this project, as well as its impact on reducing food waste. The paper examines the problem of food waste, highlighting the economic, social as well as environmental consequences of this issue. The author then discusses the concept of surplus food and how it can be repurposed to feed hungry people, as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with this process. The paper then outlines the design and development of the Food Shala website, which was created to address this problem by connecting NGOs with venues that have surplus food. The author describes the key features of the website, such as its user interface, volunteer register functionality, and communication tools. A thorough evaluation of the impact of the Food Shala website is also included in the article. The author discusses the number of NGOs and venues that have registered on the website, as well as the amount of food that has been donated and the number of people who have been fed as a result of this initiative. The author also examines the social and environmental benefits of the project, such as reducing the carbon footprint associated with food waste.
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Unique Paper ID: 160613

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1

Page(s): 927 - 930
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