Young social entrepreneur in India turns wedding waste into meals for the needy

17 May 2019

On a mission to feed hungry citizens, a young social entrepreneur in India, is tackling the food waste challenge there, by rescuing food left over from weddings, parties and supermarkets.

Padmanaban Gopalan takes advantage of geolocation technology by allowing restaurants and individuals to log into his “No Waste Food” app, where “they can find the nearest community that can take their food, instead of throwing it in the bin”. 

According to UN estimates, saving 25 per cent of the food currently wasted globally each year, would be enough to feed 870 million hungry people – and so far Mr. Gopalan’s provided meals for more than 900,000.

He was in New York this week, taking part in the UN Science, Technology and Innovation Forum, and spoke to UN News’s Sachin Gaur.

Audio Credit:
Sachin Gaur, UN News - Hindi
Audio Duration:
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