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The teacher helping feed the poor

The teacher helping feed the poor

Food wastage is a big problem in many places.

Places like canteens tend to have a lot of excess food. All of that excess food goes to waste.

The fact that there 195 million people in India who get barely enough food while such wastage happens didn’t sit right with a computer science teacher in Asansol in West Bengal.

That prompted him to take steps to stop food wastage in a useful way.


His name is Chandra Sekhar Kundu.

He founded Food, Education & Economic Development (FEED).

He, along with his team of students, visits eateries around his college to collect food.

These eateries have excess food that they would otherwise have to throw away.

The team takes that food and distributes it.

The teacher helping feed the poor

The teacher helping feed the poor

 

 

The group goes to hostel canteens, restaurants and cafeterias to get their food.

They collect this food and distribute it to under-privileged children and elderly people four times a week.

All of this started when Kundu, who is a teacher at Asansol Engineering College, saw the huge amount of food wasted in the canteen when he was eating there.

He immediately enquired about what is happening.

The canteen runners told him that this is normal at the canteen.

He later found that the wastage is much higher in hostels.

The teacher helping feed the poor

The teacher helping feed the poor

Kundu could not accept this wastage and began to convince his students to not take more food than what they eat.

He even asked the canteen owners to take more steps to prevent wastage in kitchens.

Kundu and some of his students managed to convince few owners of the canteens, cafetarias, and nearby restaurants to donate excess food to be distributed to under-privileged children and elderly people four times a week.

The food mostly goes to beggars and street dwellers.

The team even set up a Facebook page and made three short films to spread awareness.


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