Ludhiana district has become the first district in the country to take this unique initiative by using modern technique
Ludhiana: To collect and distribute leftover food at marriage functions and parties, the district administration has launched mobile application Food2Share on Tuesday.
The Ludhiana district has become the first district in the country to take this unique initiative by using modern technique.
The android based mobile application was designed by Synergy 1 group and this initiative was taken by NGO Ann-Jal Sewa society under the supervision of Ludhiana deputy commissioner Ravi Bhagat.
DC Ravi Bhagat said that it is quite a common practise that the leftover food at marriage and other functions is wasted. To collect and distribute the food among needy people the mobile application was designed.
Talking about the functioning of mobile application, DC said that one can upload the information of leftover food on the mobile application after downloading it on his smartphone. The user have to mention the quantity, area from where the food is to be collected on mobile application. The volunteers of Ann- al Sewa society will collect the food and distribute among needy after getting information. Before distributing the food, the quality of food will be checked, added DC.
Bhagat said that it was seen that at several functions the huge quantity of food was wasted and several people spend their nights on roadside without food.
Through the mobile application the food will be prevented from getting wasted and the needy people will get the food too. He also urged the residents to download the mobile application and upload the information for leftover food to help the needy. Special vehicles were purchased to collect and distribute food, he said.
Head of the NGO Shivram Saroy said that initially fifty volunteers will be on the job to collect and distribute food after getting information on mobile application. Apart from food, woolen clothes and other items of daily needs will also be distributed among the poor and needy people.
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