At CoSewa, we aspire to make a difference in people’s lives who are unable to sustain themselves, reaching more people with food Insecurity, coming together to selflessly serve humanity with empathy.
Through our food drive programs, currently active in Orange County CA, and Santa Ana CA, we engage and inspire people to contribute and participate for a common purpose of serving humanity, or inspire people to contribute to social entrepreneurship, giving back to society through food drive programs organised by the Sikh Community of California.
Through our online and offline programs, we aim to reach more humans with basic food necessities, reducing waste and being socially responsible, enhance empathy, increase social connections through various online and offline programs for a common purpose of serving humanity.
We aim to launch accessible and easy to use digital tools to enable a volunteer-based delivery system for serving a selection-based food ordering system based on excess inventory from our food drive program at Southern California Pantries.
About the Founding Team
Rishi Vermani is a pre-medical student concentrated on providing service to underserved communities in his direct community and abroad.
Having grown up seeing some of the realities of those with circumstances different from my own, I was able to confront my own privilege and desire to serve. Through seva, I have worked with a variety of organizations, whether they were homeless shelters and food pantries in Southern California, or medical missions in India. This seva has given me both purpose and an idea of how basic needs, like nutrition, can affect health. When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, I wanted to work with The Seva Collective in trying to aid vulnerable communities that had been hit hardest. I’m honored to continue working with this dedicated group of volunteers in trying to mitigate food insecurity in these communities.
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Sahil Dhir, is a young high school social entrepreneur focused on serving communities while working on reducing perishable food waste and protecting our environment.
Volunteering regularly at a food pantry this year during the unprecedented difficult COVID pandemic, I realized & experienced first hand, the difficult times and hardships faced by many families with food insecurities. I also saw and experienced the sense of purpose to selflessly give from all the volunteers and organizers around me. This inspired me to do my small part to be of service and help overcome deficiencies solve day to day problems faced by pantries with excess perishable products at drive up food pantries and serving those with limited access to these resources to come to these drive up pantries. My engagement with these community efforts have also shaped me as a person and given me the drive to continue this journey ahead
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