The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust (TCWCT), a Vadodara based 80G non-governmental organization, distributed hot meals to over 500 local disadvantaged people. In our Food Security program, we provide a combination of hot meal delivery and commodity distribution in order to help provide reliable access to nutritious food especially focused on children and expectant mothers. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability and the potential for long-term consequences.
The level of malnutrition is of great concern in India with over 40% of children being classified as undernourished. “The relationship between nutrition, health and learning is undeniably strong. Research shows that nutrition in a child’s early years is linked to their health and academic performance in later years.” said Paritosh M. Upadhyay, Program Director of The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust. He continued, saying “The Children’s Welfare Charitable Trust continues to focus on building sustainable livelihoods and resilience, so that people are able to help themselves.”