Developing sustainable solutions to end the problem of hunger and undernourishment in economically disadvantaged communities

  • Started: 2016
  • Thane, Maharashtra


Association for Nutrition and Development Action (ANNADA) works with the mission of achieving 'zero hunger' as a sustainable development goal through Read moredeveloping innovative food solutions, entering into viable partnerships, engaging with the community and integrating technology to facilitate effective reconciliation for donations received. It works by distributing food to individuals from underprivileged backgrounds through its various initiatives. It has adopted a core workflow approach which follows the cycle of obtaining government permissions, mapping the community for impact assessment, planning a nutritious menu for target beneficiaries, enhancing execution facilities, training workers in food preparation, safety & storage, serving daily meals, regularly monitoring and regulating food safety through periodic audits and conducting a high level analysis of impact assessment data. Project Khushi is its initiative to supplement government-run nutrition programs through distribution of micro-nutrient fortified meals to children below the age of six, pregnant women and lactating mothers in Bhiwandi, which is a high burden area in the state of Madhya Pradesh in terms of widespread anemia and undernourishment in children and women. The Jawhar project serves ready to cook nutritious food mixes to Anganwadi Centers (AWCs) which then cook and distribute these mixes to children, pregnant women and lactating mothers. Through the Nandyal Project, nutritious meals are served to more than 200 children every day in the MPUP School in Nandyal. The Dongri Project is focused on distribution of nutritious and hygienic meals to the inmates of Children’s Observation Home in Mumbai. It also distributes nutritious meals in tribal hostels in the Sakri area, in collaboration with its NGO partner LSSS. The Dharavi Project is a research study in collaboration with IIT-Bombay, the ICDS department of Government of India, Department of Pediatrics of LTMGH (Sion) Hospital and an NGO SNEHA to determine the effect of nutritious food products on addressing and resolving the issue of malnutrition in children. The Vasai Project is conducted in collaboration with KMCT ASTARC Group to distribute fortified meals to 160 children in 3 AWCs. The Wada Project works with the aim of alleviating malnutrition in the Wada region by providing nutritious meals to mothers and children. It operates the Nagpada Project in collaboration with Mumbai Police Welfare Department to provide premix-based hygienic food at the Uphar Griha canteen of Mumbai Police Hospital in Nagpada. Through its efforts, it has been able to serve more than 10,00,000 meals to more than 12,000 people through distribution of more than 5,000 meals per day in 63 locations. It aims to feed and provide nourishment to more than 50,000 children by 2018 through its 50K18 initiative.


  • Food & Nutrition
  • Technology
  • Health

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Project Location


Radhakrishna House Ground Floor, Majiwade-Village Road Majiwade

Offices in Cities


Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

Other Details

  • Parent Organisation

    The Planet Group

  • Type & Sub Type

    Section 8 (formerly Section 25)

  • Employees