New York, NY
Consul General Mr Randhir Jaiswal attended Hunger Free America gala and congratulated honorees Raj Asava and Aradhana Asava for their contribution to food security through Hunger mitao campaign.
Volunteer philanthropists Raj and Aradhana (Anna) Asava, leaders and founders of the Indian American HungerMitao movement, are helping to address this need by pledging $1 million to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.
HungerMitao, which translates to “Wipe Out Hunger,” is a volunteer-driven grassroots movement focused on raising awareness about hunger in the US improving community engagement, and channeling resources and contributions of the Indian American community to fight hunger through the Feeding America network of food banks.
Launched in 2017, the HungerMitao movement has now enabled 30 million meals through the Feeding America network. HungerMitao is actively engaged with Feeding America member food banks in North Texas, Houston, New York City, Atlanta and Seattle with plans for future chapters in Central Texas, Connecticut, Alameda, New Jersey and the Tarrant Area.
“HungerMitao is as much about eradicating hunger as it is about unifying the fragmented efforts of our community and focusing it on the humanitarian cause of hunger,” said Anna Asava. “In the spirit of ‘give where you live’ we invite the 4 million strong Indian diaspora in the U.S. to join us in the mission of HungerMitao and ensure no one goes hungry,” added Raj Asava.
“I am so proud of Indiaspora members Aradhana and Raj Asava and inspired by how much their HungerMitao movement has accomplished for communities across the country. When we come together with passion, we can accomplish anything,” said MR Rangaswami, founder and chairman of the board, Indiaspora and Feeding America donor.
“HungerMitao is the finest example of how energized leaders can catalyze a movement and build a spirit of philanthropy that changes lives,” said Dave Scullin, CEO of Communities Foundation of Texas.