DLF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited has partnered with India Food Banking Network for ‘World Food Day’ Seminar and Facilitation of companies participating in the food drive held at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi today. The Honourable Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot graced the occasion where DLF Foundation was awarded as the mission partner of the unique initiative.
NEW DELHI: DLF Foundation, the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited has partnered with India Food Banking Network for ‘World Food Day’ Seminar and Facilitation of companies participating in the food drive held at Shangri-La Hotel, New Delhi today. The Honourable Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot graced the occasion where DLF Foundation was awarded as the mission partner of the unique initiative.
The Food Drive Challenge during the World Food Week of October 5 to October 12, 2012 successfully attained its main objective of ‘100,000 individuals raising 100,000 kilos of food for 500,000 Meals’. It is an effort to eliminate the ever existing difference between food demands and supply which is the key to the rampant hunger and malnutrition in our country with a quarter of the world’s hungry and a third of all malnourished children living here.
DLF Foundation along with Indian Food Banking Network runs the food bank in Gurgaon which is the first Food Bank in the country. DLF Foundation stores the food items donated by corporates doing food related business in the country and distributes it to the underprivileged population of Delhi-NCR region. The Foundation also provides infrastructural support to Food Security Foundation.
Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Rajender Singh, CEO of DLF Foundation said, “DLF Foundation expresses a great satisfaction on the success of the Food Drive initiated by India Food Banking Network with the support of all its partners. DLF Foundation’s partnership with the Delhi Government’s Bhagidari programme – ‘Aapki Rasoi’, is another such initiative like Food Drive where we provide free mid-day meals to around 300 homeless disabled people at a temporary hutment site at India Gate every day.
Continuing to elaborate on DLF Foundation’s contribution to providing food, Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Rajender Singh added, “Over 1,600 children, who are engaged in activities like rag picking, working at roadside dhabas or as domestic servants and never had the opportunity to attend school, now get a healthy cooked mid-day meal along with free education. This also helps in maintaining high retention levels in our educational initiatives. We understand there is much more to be done consistently to make India a hunger free nation and the foundation will continue to render its support to such great initiatives.”
DLF Foundation: DLF Foundation was established in 2008 as the philanthropic arm of DLF Limited, to provide structure and focus to the ongoing social responsibility initiatives of the company. Registered under the laws of India as a charitable organization, under the direct patronage of Mr. K.P. Singh, the Chairman of the DLF Group, the Foundation has been formed with an express mission of empowering communities and creating opportunities for the underprivileged in areas of education, training and health. To ensure sustainable and inclusive growth, which is both environment friendly and socially uplifting. A number of rural Education, Training, Health and Environment initiatives have been taken by the Foundation since its incorporation and it looks forward to creating new innovative precedents in areas of rural education, health and labour care.