Food for Trash founded and led by Vansh Jain and Tanisha Jain
We visit certain sites, and with the help of locals and volunteers, help clean it by removing waste from there. Food grains are distributed to everyone in exchange for the waste, which is then sent for repurpose. We work in coordination with the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).
Since we could hold any plastic collection drives due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we distributed food stamps to people in need for months, without requiring any waste. After that, we have collaborated with an NGO named “One Step Greener” to organize door to door waste pickups for the residents of DLF Phase 2. We have been teaching and helping the residents segregate their dry waste by providing them with various resources and collecting their segregated waste. The money we earn from selling the waste will be used towards organizing food distribution drives.
Founders and Mentors
Vansh is a young and enthusiastic student, studying at The Shri Ram School Moulsari, who is always looking to explore more around him. He is always ready to take on new challenges and is particularly fond of Cricket, MUNs and the environment. He is currently interested in economics as a field and wants to pursue it in the future. His main purpose behind starting Food for Trash was to create a positive environmental and social impact at a grassroot level in hope for a greener tomorrow.
Ambitious, determined and a quick learner, Tanisha is constantly challenging herself. She is currently studying at The Shri Ram School Moulsari. Apart from being passionate about the environment, her interests include music, art and reading. She has taken a keen interest in the environment because she believes that the world needs changing. She feels it is up to us, the youth, to bring about change in the world in any way we can, because we have to decide what kind of world we want to live in.
I’m a first-year student in the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto. Social projects have always been a big part of my life and I have taken part in several projects in many different roles, be it a founder, organizer, or even a volunteer. I started my first project called Himalayan Aid with my brother in 2016, in collaboration with the Himalayan Environment Trust. We aimed to replace the primitive mud stoves used by villagers in rural regions of the Himalayas, that are extremely detrimental to their and the surrounding environment’s health. In this project, we raised funds through many different ventures such as through corporate fundraising and organizing bake-sales and other such events. I hope that as a mentor, I can guide the youth with their projects and help make the world a better place.