Volunteers of Emerging Policymakers’ Institute (EPI) – a youth led think-tank based in Islamabad – carried out a food distribution drive in Christian Colony Islamabad under the slogan “Combating Poverty Alleviation through Food Reusability.”
The volunteers targeted 100 households during the first phase of the drive.
They collected the hygienic surplus food from wedding Halls and restaurants of Islamabad, ran quality checks, packed it and then distributed it among the underprivileged Christian community.
EPI Chairman Ahsan Hamid Durrani stated, “Tons of food is dumped on a daily basis by large restaurants and wedding halls of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. There’s no mechanism in place that can reuse the hygienic surplus food and circulate it among the downtrodden communities of our society.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 20th, 2018.