A simple idea to help fight a complex problem.
Zara Nadeem and Zehra Hassan launched their “Food for Thought” campaign to reduce food waste in Karachi, Pakistan. The two friends distribute to-go packaging labeled “Food for Thought” to upscale restaurants throughout the city. When a patron says they don’t want to take their leftovers with them, the wait staff packs it in the “Food for Thought” containers and suggests that the customer give the food to someone in need.
According to The United Nation’s World Food Program, six out of 10 Pakistanis are food insecure and almost half of women and children under the age of 5 are malnourished — despite the country producing enough food to feed the entire population.
“The sight of food should not be rare enough to put a smile on a child’s face,” Food For Thought wrote on its Facebook page. “It is a fundamental right that we as a country have failed to provide. Let us do our part as privileged members of the community to give children better reasons to smile!”
Their slogan, “If we can afford to waste, we can afford to share!” is indeed food for thought.