Securing food & energy for America and the world
THE FOOD & ENERGY LANDSCAPE
There are people in our world who have limited access to food and energy, and the Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation is committed to changing this reality. The current state of our world’s economic and political climate creates barriers to basic resources needed for survival for people across the globe.
of total global energy consumption is used by the food sector. As the costs of oil and gas rise, so does the cost of food, creating a strain on disadvantaged areas. (Source)
of all food produced is lost or wasted in the production process. When food is wasted, energy is also wasted and people in low-GDP countries remain hungry. (Source)
3 billion people have limited access to modern energy services for heating and cooking at the household level, impacting livelihoods and local development. (Source)
Who We Are
We believe that everyone should have access to basic needs. Our mission is to support families across the globe with adequate access to food and energy supply and to raise awareness about these current conditions.
The Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation is an American-based organization founded in 2015 with the goal to serve communities around the world that lacked the same fundamental resources available in the United States. Food and energy insecurity are urgent problems that affect us now but will affect us all even more in the future. In fact, it has been projected that in less than 50 years, our world’s oil reserves will be depleted1 — but many people are hungry today. Understanding the food-energy connection is crucial in addressing this crisis, and why we are working to bring it to the forefront of conversation.
As a foundation, we take an on-the-ground, from-the-inside-out approach, by immersing ourselves in the physical communities that need support and working to change policy at the root of current systems. We aim to bring awareness of food and energy security to communities within and beyond the United States to create a collective movement. As we look to the future, we hope to bring government officials, business leaders, and policy makers together to foster important discussions around food and energy security and affect policy change.
A lifetime of international experiences have led Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava to commit to making a difference around the world.
Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava
Gaurav and Sharon created this foundation as an opportunity to combine their human-centric outlooks and to accelerate their world impact. As proud American citizens who have dedicated their lives to serving others in their own country and in other nations, they bring a unique perspective to humanitarianism. With backgrounds in international community service and solving financial and security related challenges, Gaurav and Sharon are equipped in addressing the complex food and energy security conflicts we all face today. Together, they are not only passionate about providing resources to local and global communities, but turning these communities into safe places that feel like home.
The Greater Good
Our two main areas of focus are securing food and energy access for families across the globe. We are working to put humanity at the heart of the food-energy connection.
828 million people live in hunger. But the crisis of food insecurity goes deeper than empty stomachs. Food insecurity is perpetuated by socioeconomic and political factors such as inequality, conflict, discrimination, and flawed health systems – issues that require everyone’s help to address and solve. While the fight for food security is not a new one, we are dedicated to becoming a major force involved, securing food for those who need help now and for generations to come.
From farm to table, energy is needed in every step of the food production process. Factors like economic status, physical location, and international relations are creating a barrier for disadvantaged areas, including those here in the United States, to have access to reliable energy sources. Like food, energy is vital for the provision and sustainability of humans’ basic needs, including nutrition and our social and economic development. We as a foundation are doing our part to bring awareness to the essential intersection of food and energy by providing people with the information from the ground up.
Global Food Security Forum
A global forum gathering food security leaders to create bold solutions to strengthen food systems, secure supply chains, and fight world hunger. As a co-host of the forum, the Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation aims to affect policy change and create worldwide impact.
Take The Next Step
Our impact is greater as a collective. If you’re interested in collaborating with us to address food and energy security, please send your information below.