Article 11 of ICESCR encompasses the right to food as a human right. Food waste is a global endemic. Having always been perplexed by the paradox of so many people going hungry when there’s so much wasted food, I became a food activist and in 2012 co-founded FoodBlessed. Technically I am the Co-Founder and Executive Director of FoodBlessed, also known as “The Baus” ‘cause I run FoodBlessed like one sometimes, hihi. Personally, I prefer the title ‘Hunger Hero’ or HH for short!
I am at FoodBlessed for being able to say I changed something in the world, in the lives of others, gives meaning to my being here beyond simply looking after myself.
If you could do something to help the world around you, why wouldn’t you?
I’ve always wanted to make people feel better, and since my school days, volunteering was the best thing I experienced to do exactly that. Over the years, I’ve helped make the lives of delinquents, orphans, elderly people, and others better; but FoodBlessed is another story. I believe that Food is love and sharing LOVE with no expectations is my way of changing the world. In addition to being VP at FoodBlessed, I go by the name ‘Miss’ because I pamper volunteers when ‘The Baus’ is away
If I learnt something in my position is that the real treasure, one that no number could represent, lies in FoodBlessed. When you work in a soup kitchen, when you serve a person in need, giving them a plate, a bowl, it’s like giving them life. That is the most intense power one could be given and the finest of all honours. And even though, you might think that you’re here to help others, they actually end up helping you. FoodBlessed has built me to be the person I am today. It taught me lessons I could have never grasped outside of it. And most importantly, my teachers, the hunger heroes, my role models, have taught me patience, respect and responsibility. Every elderly we served, every family, every smile I’ve encountered is an achievement, one that cannot be hanged on a wall but hangs forever in the deepest parts of my soul. Thank you FoodBlessed!
I have always wanted to make a change in people’s lives. Ever since I joined FoodBlessed I was able to see the great impact this organisation has on society. Am not only talking about the change and the relief it brings to the people in need, but also about the increase in the sense of purpose for us, as volunteers!
FoodBlessed to me is all about LOVE. I give love through working with FoodBlessed and I get love in return from our team, volunteers and especially our beloved guests. Our soup kitchens are like magic, if you’re feeling good you get to feel even better and if you’re feeling down you’ll get busy working and bustling that you forget your troubles! We are helping spreading awareness on issues of food poverty and food waste, always remember to LOVE your food and SAVE it, “Yesterday’s dinner can always be today’s lunch”.
I LOVE food and always think of it as a blessing. I’ve joined this organization at a time when I appreciated its sense of responsibility towards food waste. And then became a member of its family when I mingled with other volunteers, admired their diversity, and joined their fight against world hunger.To sum up, I always describe myself as A physician by day, A Hunger Hero for life.
For me, only one fight is worth fighting and it is the fight against hunger. I find it extremely disappointing and unthinkable that in this day and age there are still so many starving people all over the world. We as humans waste so much food for so many reasons and I believe it is time to make a change.
I am so happy and overjoyed to be named an ambassador for Food Blessed NGO which works solely for feeding the hungry???❤️ I will be sharing lots of tips and recipes on how to minimize food waste and maximize the use of our ingredients- economically and logically.