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THE FOOD ARMY

We are delighted to share a blog written by Saadi Save, students at Rustomjee Cambridge International School who are part of a team delivering a Global Goals project for the 2018-19 Global Goals Competition.

Their project is among over 620 social action projects currently running as part of the GSL movement and we are excited to be supporting them to design and lead positive social change in their community. 

Working towards something that will define the future of the next generation is a rare opportunity and we are glad to have received it.

Project Overview

Today in a world with a million problems we aim to tackle the most petty yet horrifying and disastrous effect. That problem is FOOD WASTAGE! 4.4 Metric tonnes of food is being wasted when a billion of people sleep with empty stomachs. Therefore, our mission is to reach out to places like restaurants where perfectly edible food is wasted, and put it at better use by donating it to the needy.

We also, look forward to use organic food waste at our school by composting it and using it as manure. But the primary goal of our project is spreading awareness. All of these will contribute towards United Nations SDG 2, that intends to achieve zero global hunger by 2030.

Our Journey

Under the guidance of our principal and teachers, we have progressed a lot in the last three months. We have visited several restaurants and spoken to them about food wastage and how we can work towards putting an end to it. We have also made arrangements for the food donation drives and facilities for composting waste food have been set up. We also spread awareness in our societies and in our school.

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The Next Chapter

We look forward to connecting with the NGOs in our country that are working towards the same goal and make our contribution in the war against food wastage larger. This will enable us to extend our reach to many more sources of wastage than we would reach by ourselves. Many of the smaller, less famous restaurants in our country do not know about these NGOs. Our intervention will ensure that the campaign to cut food wastage has the deepest penetration among the masses.

The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.