Mumbai, November 30, 2018: HERE Technologies, the global leader in mapping and location platform services, partnered with Rise Against Hunger to pack 2,80,000 meals for the impoverished and undernourished. As part of its global #GiveBack value of benefiting communities, 1500 HERE employees came together to create the largest meal packaging event in India. This commitment is above and beyond HERE’s statutory CSR requirements.
Undernutrition is one of the key issues plaguing India today. According to Food and Agriculture Organization, around 195 million people go hungry daily in India with one in four children being malnourished. As part of its CSR tenet, HERE Technologies strongly believes in giving back to the society and providing communities with necessary resources and welfare measures to help them grow and flourish.
Commenting on the initiative, Damandeep Kochhar, VP – Global Content Operations, HERE Technologies said, “We are proud to partner with Rise Against Hunger in this milestone initiative. Hunger and food destitution pose major threats to the well-being of the underprivileged section of society. Rise Against Hunger is known for its commitment to eliminating hunger, and they have taken commendable steps in providing wholesome meals to people in need. This partnership gave an opportunity for HERE employees to come together, collaborate on a massive scale and reach the target of 2,80,000 meal packets. The meal packets will be distributed to the elderly and children in need across Maharashtra.”
Dola Mohapatra, Executive Director, Rise Against Hunger India said, “We are thankful to HERE Technologies for extending their support in packaging meals for the vulnerable populations and making this event a huge success. The encouragement and the enthusiasm of the HERE employees to put together 2.8 lakh meals was heartwarming. One of HERE’s core values is giving back to the communities, and this partnership is in line with our vision of eradicating hunger by 2030.”