Hunger is a worldwide problem causing millions of deaths every year, even though it could be prevented most of the times. The Robin Hood Army has made it their mission to fight hunger in India, Pakistan and around the world.
The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organization fighting hunger with a simple yet effective method: getting surplus food from restaurants and giving it to the ones in need. They drive to restaurants to collect the unsold food, re-package it and give it to for example homeless people, orphanages and patients from public hospitals.
The organization was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Anand Sinha who were inspired by the Portuguese organization Refood International. The Robin Hood Army started with only 6 volunteers in Delhi, India and has now reached over 16000 Robins, that’s how they call their volunteers, and over 77 cities across Asia, Africa, Canada and South America. It’s 2018 and the Robins have now already served over 6 million people.
But the Robins do not only want to fight hunger, they want to give children access to education. This is why in 2016 the Robin Hood Academy was started. “The purpose of the Academy,” as described on the official Robin Hood Academy webpage, “is to be a bridge between the street and schools, by giving children the tools and knowledge to go to school.”
Both the Robin Hood Army and the Robin Hood Academy are making the world a better place. And if you want to be a Robin as well and help to fight hunger together with over 16000 other Robins, join them on robinhoodarmy.com.