When in August of 2014, 27-year-old Neel Ghose and his 5 friends decided to drive around Delhi to find unsold food at the local restaurants to distribute among the homeless families living on the streets, it was like a wake up call. Soon after that day, more friends and people joined Neel and they started doing the rounds at the local restaurants to find adequate amounts of food to feed the hungry souls on the streets, night-shelters and orphanages. In no time, the number of volunteers increased and in a few months Robin Hood Army came into existence.
Robin Hood Army aka RHD, “is a volunteer based organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants across to the less fortunate people in cities across Pakistan and India.”
Founders Neel Ghose and Anand Sinha both age 27, were inspired by Portugal-based Refood International.“Using a hyperlocal model, they collect excess food and give it to those who need it. But every community has their own Refood chapter. I realised it was something that can be very easily done in India, where the need would be much more.”
With a vision to eliminate hunger and food wastage globally, Robin Hood Army is working aggressively to provide for food for the homeless and poor people in the country.
Most of the volunteers at RHA are youngsters in their twenties but for larger events parents and people from other organizations do help fight hunger.
This Independence Day, for both India and Pakistan RHA has pledged to feed 1,00,000 hungry people in cities across the two countries.
The Robin Hood Army serves food to the hungry and poor in Delhi, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai in India and in Lahore and Karachi in Pakistan.
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