Human rights activists always spoke against hanging people to death but hardly spoke about hungry people. Around 8.9% of the world’s population, i.e. 663 million (Food and agriculture organization, UN) people, are undernourished, which implies that their minimum caloric intake is lower than the needed amount.
The World Hunger Index combines three indicators: undernourishment, child underweight, and child mortality. According to the Global Hunger Index in 2021, which was adopted by the International Food Policy Research Institute, Somalia was the most affected country by hunger and malnutrition
MOGRA – Meals of Gratitude : The initiative by I LIGHT is a much needed one, and our approach is strategic. We are not just taking care of the starving ones but are empowering them with the knowledge and skills they need. The volunteers of I LIGHT visit underprivileged areas and provide kids with home cooked meals, free education and equip them with self-regulatory skills by teaching them mind management and leadership skills.
You can contribute too. Next time you visit a restaurant and waste food or throw away unfinished meals, do take a moment to think about what you are wasting, just a few grains or lives?
Written by: Aadrika Baranwal