Given how advanced our society has become in so many ways, there are still too many people who don’t have access to the most basic needs in life. Over the years, we have found ourselves drawn to two prominent causes - hunger and education. We actively participate in the activities of two organizations - Second Helpings Atlanta and Kadam.
If you have some free time and are looking for ways to become more actively involved in your community, we encourage you to contact us or organizations whose purpose resonates with you. Most of them are looking for an extra pair of hands and a little kindness always goes a long way.
How we are doing with Giving Back
Second Helpings Atlanta
It is estimated that 30-40% of all food in the United States is being thrown away. And despite that, around 40 million people are still struggling with hunger. Second Helpings Atlanta is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce food waste and hunger in the Metro Atlanta area by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to the many organizations that feed the hungry on a daily basis.
Solutions for food waste
- Stopping waste from occuring in the first place
- Redistributing food
- Repurposing waste as energy
Food waste consumes:
21 %FRESH WATER
21 %LANDFILL VOLUME
One pound of food waste diverted equals 1.2 meals
- Nearly 85% of waste occurs downstream at consumer facing business and homes
- Waste occurs throughout the supply chain
Kadam is a full-time school for children without proper educational opportunities. It provides free-of-cost tuition for underprivileged children from the age 6 to 15. Almost all the students come from the slums situated in Hyderabad, India. The first batch of 30 students graduated in 2017 and Kadam continues to sponsor their education and will continue to do so for all the future generations.