Neighbourhood Foundation to Conduct ‘Feed by Art’ Competition to Raise Funds for Hunger Relief
Hyderabad : Neighbourhood Foundation, NGO dedicated to health, education, and other social causes, has announced today ‘Feed by Art’, a nationwide art competition for school students, to raise funds for its hunger relief efforts.
To be held virtually, the competition accepts registration and submission of arts till 25th September 2021. The registration fee of Rs 100 will go to fund the foundation’s Feed@100, a hunger-relief project, the uniqueness of which is that for every Rs 100 donation, it feeds three people and two animals at one time. The registration can be made over the phone/WhatsApp (7200741106) or by visiting the foundation’s website, https://nhf-global.org/feedbyart/.
The art competition is organized to mark the forthcoming World Food Day 2021, which falls on October 16 every year. It invites submissions under four categories, each having a theme of its own. Category I is meant for class I-III students, and the theme for the category is ‘No Junk Food’, and for category II, which seeks participation from class IV and V students, the theme is ‘Don’t Waste Food. The third category (class VI-VIII) and fourth category (class IX-XII), features the theme of ‘Healthy Food, Healthy Planet’, and ‘Hunger-Free Nation’, respectively.
Each student participating in the competition will get an e-certificate with records mention and winners in each category will be awarded cash prizes, medals, and trophies. In addition, the artworks of the first prize winners of all four categories will be recreated on the walls in one or more metro cities.
Talking about the art competition, Mr R. Hemanth, founder of Neighbourhood Foundation, said, “According to a 2019 report of the Food and Agriculture Organization, around 14.5% of the Indian population are in the underfed category. In other words, over 18 crore Indians go to sleep without food every day. We believe that the Feed by Art competition will create awareness among the school students about the havoc hunger wrecks in the lives of fellow Indians. It will encourage them to visualize a hunger-free India. The students will also learn the importance of not wasting food, and of having nutritional food. They will also understand the connection between the food choices they make and their health and that of the planet.
We expect to have lakhs of students take part in the competition. The entire proceeds of the registration fee of Rs 100 from each participant will go to our Feed@100 hunger relief project that aims to mobilize finance and create an infrastructure that will enable it to feed about 6,000 people, and 4,000 animals every day. We are striving to realize this dream before the end of 2021.” Neighbourhood Foundation has lined up eminent artists to be in the panel of judges to evaluate the submissions. With the Feed by Art competition, the foundation is attempting to get an entry in Limca Book of Records, Indian Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, World Book of Records and Guinness World Records for conducting an art competition with the highest number of students.