With a large number of fellow Americans facing hunger and poor nutrition resulting in an avalanche of obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, our mission is to EndLocalHunger™.
Though I started my working life as a civil engineer, and then morphed into a management consultant, www.center4pm.com, my hobby and ‘off screen’ focus has been on developing recipes for healthy and tasty dishes; considered to be a dichotomy by many. At the start of 2007, I began writing a food column for three regional newspapers with much positive response from readers. Then starting in 2009 with the economy taking a deep hit, the nation faced a new dilemma — widespread problem of hunger and poor nutrition in the under-served community and on the other end of the scale, nation’s obesity rates were in a steep upturn. This led me to wondering how I could use my professional experience and interest in cooking to advance the cause of fighting hunger. One of the triggers for the change was an experience while I was on a consulting assignment in Segovia, Spain. The elevator in my hotel building had a sign that read, “Occupancy 5.” Someone had crossed it out and jotted down, “Or 3 Americans.” A wake up call! The result is EndLocalHunger™ with a mission to fight food insecurity and hunger in our community.
Join us and be a part of the solution.
Gopal K. Kapur, President