NGO launches e-vehicle to transport leftover food from restaurants, hotels to shelters in New Delhi
Launched on World Hunger Day, the electric vehicle, dubbed ‘Dilli Ki Jaan’, is all set to supply leftover food to various shelters in the South Delhi area. It was flagged off at Bal Sahyog, a State-run shelter for children in Connaught Place. The event also saw all the 130 children of the shelter being served breakfast and lunch.
In an interaction with The Indian Express, Feeding India Co-founder Srishti Jain spoke of the challenges of transporting food to such shelters. She said, Volunteers usually pick up the food in cabs or personal vehicles, which can be difficult if there is a large quantity of food involved. It is particularly difficult during weddings when we receive calls late into the night.
Founder Ankit Kawatra said, “We estimate that we can deliver around 30,000 meals a month using the vehicle. We’re looking to crowdfund a similar vehicle to operate in North Delhi soon.”