FEED HUNGER NOW
Our vision is simple - a world without hunger. Working towards this goal, we strive to create sustainable urban food systems that provide affordable, healthy food to those in need. We believe that building strong communities around food helps create a better world for everyone. Our programs are designed to address hunger and food insecurity in many ways, from growing community gardens to providing food education and entreprenurship opportunties. Join us today in our mission to feed hunger and make a difference!
EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT
We utilize hydroponic, aeroponic, and aquaponic technologies to provide locally grown, high-quality produce to those who need it most. We are committed to spreading awareness of sustainable agriculture methods and empowering individuals to take action in growing their own food to combat food scarcity. As we continue to evolve and grow, we strive to build partnerships with universities and other organizations to make our mission a reality. Join us in our mission to end world hunger through sustainable agriculture practices and community outreach.
Our flagship garden, located at the Rescue Outreach Mission in Sanford FL, is the cornerstone of our efforts to provide sustainable and healthy food to those in need. We are dedicated to expanding our gardens nationwide, partnering with medical centers, educational institutions and other organizations to bring fresh produce where it's needed most.
SUPPORTING GREEN ENTREPRENURSHIP
As a nonprofit organization, Feed Hunger Now is committed to supporting new entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to build their sustainable venture. We provide opportunities for individuals to learn, grow, and succeed in their business while also making a difference in the fight against world hunger.
PARDEEP K. VEDI
A Rotarian whose passion is helping establish sustainable local food gardens utilizing recirculating water farming methods such as Aquaponics, Aeroponics, and Hydroponics. He is a maverick in the food growing system designs that he incorporates in his quest for “More Crop Per Drop.”
He is a strong advocate of increasing locally grown food while utilizing the smallest carbon footprint while increasing food security, reducing hunger, and improving overall health. He strongly believes in inspiring, educating and encouraging others to join him in this mission.
NISHA VEDI PAWAR
Nisha Vedi Pawar is the creator of Love Laugh Mirch, a digital platform for all things related to culture, family, food, and day-to-day life. What started as a way of celebrating Indian cooking, evolved into a journey of cultural immersion and exploration. Over the years she has partnered with global brands to drive awareness with diversity-driven campaigns. Her work has been featured in NBC, NPR, and Buzzfeed while her recipes have been featured in magazines around the globe. Nisha is a strong advocate for community and personal gardens, irrespective of size (in both suburban and urban environments), and believes they are contributors to healthy communities.
HAYLEY ALLISON FURMAN
Having experienced deficits in food accessibility and security, Hayley seeks to promote contemporary solutions that bring people and sustainable food supply together. She holds tertiary qualifications in sustainable food systems and is committed to increasing the access and transparency of urban food culture in her community. With a tangible focus on mitigating a lack of access, Hayley’s experience, dedication, and passion will bring exciting opportunities to the educational and volunteer programs at Feed Hunger Now team.
Marie Elisa DaCosta
Kris Mittal is retired from a long career in project management, executing turnkey fossil and nuclear power projects in the US and overseas. He is a licensed PE and certified PMP. He also served as a Patent Examiner in the US Patent and Trademark Office. He received his BSEE from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and an MBA from New York University.
Kris is taking a lead in supporting girls education and skills based training for girls attending a school in India.
Cathy, a Rotarian, grew up in Vero Beach, FL. Her family was in the Citrus industry. She is employed with USA Agribusiness & ERP, a software company serving the Produce industry for over 35 years. They develop software to provide clients with information on growing, packing, inventory, sales, shipping, accounting, and paying the growers. Her sister company is an Agribusiness platform for companies and suppliers to share their information in a collaborative way. Cathy enjoys the outdoors, especially camping and appreciating nature both at the local state and National parks.