Welcome to Karunya Charitable Trust
The impact of food waste is not just financial, Environmentally, food waste leads to wasteful use of chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides, 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. 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.
What we do?
Why we do?
- 58,000 cores worth of food items get wasted every year,
- 100000 social events take place every day in India of which 1/5 th of the food served is wasted.
- School and offices lunches end up wasting 25-35% of cooked food.
- 923 lakh people in the world sleep without food every day.
- 190.7 Million Indians are under nourished
- 30.7% of children under 5years are under-weight
- 51% women between 15-59 years of age are Anemic
- Daily 200tones of food is waste in only Hyderabad.
- Daily 80tones of food is waste in only Household usages in Hyderabad.
- Make in India Initiative insists on skill development to provide livelihood and develop Entrepreneurship in the Country.
- Youth and Women Empowerment is our main objective to decrease poverty.