This Indian Social Entrepreneur Has Delivered Food to a Million Needy People, and Isn’t Slowing Down

Monday, October 17, 2016

For a lot of people in India, Word Food Day (October 16) is celebrated by volunteering, either filling up a bag of non-perishable food items for a food drive, or sending donations to charities. If you haven’t, you certainly know someone who has.

Then there are those who go above and beyond 365 days a year. 24-year-old Ankit Kawatra is one of them. He has helped to feed over 1 million people in India so far.

Two years ago, Kawatra, a management graduate, wanted to make it big in the corporate world. But had a change of heart.

“I went to a celebrity wedding in Delhi where more than 35 different kinds of dishes were laid out for guests. As I was curious to see what they did with the uneaten food, I decided to stay back,” says Kawatra. “To my shock, I saw a lot of food was thrown in the trash, which could have fed 10,000 people that night.”

Source: Forbes (link opens in a new window)

food security, social enterprise