->Take the food you need, wherever it could be, religious places, restaurants, home. Carry a reusable box along with you when you feel you’re full, get it packed in your box.
->When visiting places like BBQ buffet centres, you must make sure the food which they served doesn’t get wasted, by eradicating an overwhelming mindset and replacing it by getting one thing at a time. Try not switching plates.
->By adapting to a change in mode of donations through food than any sort of monetary involvement.
->Investing on agriculture based startups. ( Make sure you do your investment research right) and consume ethically made food grains.
->Offer food instead of money to beggars or street pickers.
->Carry a bag along with you when you go out for purchase.
->Try to avoid meat in your food, it’s animal friendly and water friendly. Add fresh veggies and plant based food often.
->Forming apartment associations for food waste management, especially during apartment ceremonies.
->Knowing the monetary value of the food which you consume, make sure you don’t pay less or more for what you eat and track your everyday meal inorder to understand your meal requirements.
->Try and calculate the water and footprint of the food on your plate and then consume.
->Know whom should you give, don’t give food to people you know will eventually throw it.
->Learn to cook the quantity required, leftovers could be consumed the next day or given to someone.
->The food you have in your hand has travelled from distance and thus has created enough pollution.
->Try and opt for local seasonal fruits and vegetables.Try and purchase from local communities it benefits you as well as them.
->Plan your food needs, and buy what you want. Don’t do an impulse buying of processed food, they include the packaging, the travel footprints etc.
->Read the dates, and ask yourself when you are going to use it, if it’s going to lie on the shelf for longer days and not consumed, it’s wasted without consumption.
->Compost food waste
->You can set up a Biogas in your flat (ideal for an apartment complex) and is a carbon neutral process.
Achieving zero waste hunger is not always about wasting food it’s also about your choice and your diet.
India wastes 40 percent of its food. The food wasted in an indian marriage is enough to provide a decent meal for 26 million people.
NGO numbers in chennai for food collection in case of leftover food
->No Food waste - 90877 90877 ( Covers most of the cities in Tamil Nadu )
->Food Bank - 9944552929
->Believe development trust - 044 24867400 , 6382223769
->Feeding india - +91-9871178810