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Food banking network launched

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2012 00:04 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Food banking network

Delhi government is all set to set up food banks through which excess cooked and uncooked food will be collected from wedding receptions, parties, social functions, hotels and individual donors to be distributed among hungry and poor people.

Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Sam Pitorda, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, announced the launch of the first ever India Food Banking Network (IFBN).

The Food Bank, modelled on a US scheme, was launched after a comprehensive three-year feasibility and site analysis.

"The infrastructure for collecting and distributing the food is being developed in cooperation with Delhi Government, DLF Foundation, Reliance Foundation and Cargill India," said Pitorda.