The group also announced the appointment of Hemant Wadhwani
as seva project director for the New York/New Jersey metro area.
program to feed the hungry was developed by Wadhwani
, and is a partnership with Muslims Against Hunger, a press release from the group said.
HASC piloted the interfaith collaboration Aug. 3 at a White House conference, â€œDharmic America Future: Seva, Innovation and Tradition,â€ where prepared food packages were distributed to the homeless in the Capitol Hill area.
The group is now expanding the program to the tristate area.
HASC and Muslims Against Hunger will pick up the excess food from temples and restaurants and distribute it to the homeless, the release said.
Wadhwani started his career working at Diversified Investment Advisors building financial applications for the pension industry.
During the Internet boom in 2000, he co-founded Translation City and has since been working in the language translation/international business services field servicing Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, and government agencies.
Most recently, Wadhwani
launched the Hanuman Capital Initiative to fund global development and local urban development projects.
He has a B.A. in economics from Manhattanville College and an M.S. in management with a specialization in international business from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.