Avoiding Food WastageLeenaSakri1, Anita Dixit2, Sanjiva G31AssociateProfessor, Dept. of ISE, SDMCET Dharwad, Karnataka3Master ofEngineering, Dept. of ISE, SDMCET Dharwad, Karnataka   ABSTRACT- The amountin the increase of wastage in terms of food makes the need for charityin terms of donation. This paper presents ‘Helping Hands’, a new internet-basedapplication that provides a platform for donating old stuff and leftover foodto all needy people/organizations. It provides information about the motivationto come up with such an application, thereby describing the existing donationsystem and how the proposed product works for the development of society. Thisproduct is visible to be a successful in producing of donating things toorganizations, etc.

over the internet. It shows the potential for avoiding thewastage of food and other stuff.  KEYWORDS- Online donation, Password, research, waste management, inventorymanagement.

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  I.       INTRODUCTION  In highly populated countries like India, food wastage is a disturbingissue. The streets, garbage bins and landfills have ample proof to prove it.

Marriages, canteens, restaurants, social and family get-togethers and functionsexpel out so much food. Food wastage is not only an indication of hunger, butalso of many economic problems. The highly standard of living has resulted inthe wastage of food. because of quick changes in habits and lifestyle. Insteadof wasting these things we can put them in use by donating them to variousorganizations such as orphanages, old age homes, etc. This is a internet basedapplication that basically aims at charity through donations.   MOTIVATION Most of the people don’t know how much food they throw awayevery day from uneaten left overs to spoiled Produce. About 95 percent of the foodwe throw away Ends up in landfills.

In 2013, we disposed more than 35 milliontons of food waste. Many of the people wish is that to donate things to needyorganizations. Also, many organizations wish to ask for various things requiredby them such as clothes, food, utensils, etc., but there is no source availablethrough which they can satisfy their requirements. Thereby, an application hasbeen developed through which people can donate items as per their capacity andthe application also allows organizations to put up their requests, i.

e. itemsrequired by them, if any. The majority of the population today uses with activeinternet connection, which is the basic requirement for this product tofunction properly.  PROBLEMDEFINATION The product aims at satisfying therequirements of needy organizations through donations over the net. Theapplication shall ask the user/donor to register his/her details into thesystem and then he/she can login and put up items to donate.

Similarly,organizations can register in the system and then put up their itemrequirements. Also, a donor can view the list of items put up by seekers andcan donate the same, if possible. In the same way, seekers can view the list ofitems put up by donors and if required, can claim the donated item bycontacting the donor. The application is developed using Macromedia DreamweaverMX 2004 and the languages used are HTML, PHP and JavaScript.

The mainobjectives of the proposed application include reduction in wastage of food,making food available to orphanages, old age homes and other suchorganizations, which will also inculcate values of sharing and sensitivityamong people.   EXISTING SYSTEM Currently,people donate stuff manually by visiting each organization number of times. Inorder to reduce the problems of food wastage, have taken efforts to help people donate their surplus foodto shelters through their official website, where in people can donate food,donate funds and also volunteer for various activities.   PROPOSED SYSTEM The proposed applicationis developed on Multimedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 using HTML, PHP and JavaScriptrequires internet connection and will provide a platform for donors and seekersafter they successfully register into the system. If a user wishes to donatesomething, he/she can send a message in application. This message will be shownas notification in donations tab to other users. This message will be stored inbackend in the database.

Once a notification is sent, the orphanages who wishto claim the donations can reply to the donor and contact him/her. The userinterface of this system will be simple and user-friendly, and the targetedsystem is android. At present, we are aiming to avoid the major wastage thatusually happens in India and that is foodstuffs.

We are looking and expectingto update and refine the same which will add up to efficiency and utility ofthe application. Also the application will be beneficial if donors and seekersare located near each other. The use case diagram shown above describes 3actors – Donor, Receiver and Admin. The Donor performs operations likeRegistration and Login into the System. He can also put up items for donationand view all donation requests (items required by organizations). The Admin andDonor both can view the Receiver’s location.

The Admin can also monitor andupdate the database. The Admin and Receiver both can view the Donor’s location.The Receiver can alsoperform operations like requesting for items, viewing requested Items andclaiming donations.