Feeding The Hungry
Over the last two decades, India’s population has increased at a tremendous rate with the GDP, per capita consumption, and food grain production increasing simultaneously at the rate of 4.5, 3, and 2 times respectively. Yet, the hunger situation in India becomes worse every day. Various factors lead to hunger in India. Lack of food is not the only one to blame as India produces enough to feed its entire population. Instead, there are other prominent factors at play. They include poverty, lack of access to food and safe drinking water, disease, climate change, and conflicts.
Moreover, occurrences of natural disasters have increased over the past 30 years. The United Nations predicts that in future, destruction caused by such disasters will affect people in over 40 developing countries. Reason being that the affected areas become unfit for agriculture and livestock rearing. Eventually, it leads to a shortage of food and starvation.
Lack of access to food and safe drinking water implies the inability of the poor to obtain food in the first place. This is due to reasons including insufficient financial resources, difficult access to markets due to lack of transportation, and non-availability of food in markets. All of these contribute to the food insecurity present in the nation.
Although the government has put some programs in place to combat hunger, change must occur at a local, personal level as well. This is the reason for the formation of The Sacred Tree. To start an everlasting fight against hunger in India, we hold many food distribution events at regular intervals. Our volunteers identify the underprivileged and the needy and distribute cooked and uncooked food.
We invite you to be a part of this fight and do your bit as a part of society. Visit thesacredtree.org to register as a volunteer.
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