Thank you to our team of volunteers who helped out at this evening’s Luton Town food distribution. Today our beneficiaries received vegetable pasta made by Akshaypatra, […]More Details
Homelessness globally is on the rise. The increased presence of food banks in developed nations is an indication that people are truggling to find enough food for themselves and their families.
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Food is one of the essential elements for survival in life; yet not every human is not guaranteed to receive a hot meal on a daily basis. Did you know, that according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, one third of total food produced in the world is wasted or is lost?
It has also been revealed that 40 percent of the food produced in the US each year is left to either rot in the field or ends in a landfill.
On the other hand, 795 million people across the world do not have sufficient food to live a healthy lifestyle. This means that every 1 in 9 people on the earth do not have enough food. The proportion of people staying hungry is higher in developing countries. Approximately 12.9% of the population in these countries is undernourished. 42 million people in America face hunger each day? These statistics are quite alarming.
The irony is, there is both food waste and a food shortage situation. Apart from health and lifestyle concerns, wastage of food also contributes to climate change and unnecessary carbon emissions.