How We Work
The Process
The facility consists of a series of mechanized steam-heated caldrons custom built to cook the nutrient, staple and native foods most appreciated by children on a long-term basis. Mechanization has minimized human handling of food to ensure high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. Steam heating has accelerated cooking to prepare the meal for 40,000 students in about 6 hours.

Local employment is generated by employing ladies of the village for sorting of grains and washing of utensils. Another significant feature of the Food Relief Foundation program is the use of technology in the social sector to maximize efficiency and minimize cost, time and labour.

Appropriate technological consideration has governed all phases of the design and process: the choice of the cooking medium (steam), generation of steam, construction of large caldrons, cutting large quantity of vegetables, handling of cooked food to minimize human intervention to maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene, custom design of vehicles, logistics to move and safely deliver cooked food on time, etc.