Serve the hungry citizen
Hunger is more than missing a meal
Hunger is a crisis that has almost a billion people in its grip

The Problem

The challenge is not a lack of food — it is making food consistently available to everyone who needs it.

Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and terrorism combined

One in every eight people sleeps hungry each night

Every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger

One-third of the food produced around the world is never consumed

82% of hungry people live in countries with food surpluses, not food shortages

850 million hungry people in the world

The Idea

Who we are?

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer based organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants across to the less fortunate people.


Our local chapters are run by friends and colleagues who hope to create a difference in their own small way. For example, restaurants in Green Park, Delhi will contribute to the homeless of the locality via volunteers who live in Green Park. Our volunteers are largely students and young working professionals. The lesser fortunate sections we help include homeless families, night shelters, orphanages, and patients from public hospitals.


The RHA is a very decentralised organization and does not accept monetary contributions- we just need your time.

Our vision

Simple really, eliminate hunger and food wastage globally.


The idea is to create self-sustained chapters who will look after their local community. And in the process, inspire people around us to give back to those who need it most.

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What We Have Been Upto

Here’s Our Journey So Far & We’re Just Getting Started

On RHA’s first night of distribution, we realized that helping the less fortunate might feel good personally, but honestly feeding 50 odd people a night, once a week is not going to create any real difference in a country where millions are starving. For a problem this acute, we need to reach out to more people, more restaurants and more cities – the deadline being : yesterday.

  • AUG 2014
    6 Robins, 1 city

    Modeled on the Re-Food program, Neel Ghose and Anand Sinha start the Robin Hood initiative from Delhi serving 150 homeless people.

  • SEPT - DEC 2014
    200 Robins, 8 cities

    Through social media and some great friends the RHA expands into Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata. Inspired by the Bangalore model, the teams start reaching out to orphanages, old age homes and shelters.

  • 2015
    2315 ROBINS, 21 CITIES

    RHA takes on the harsh winter and distributes thousands of blankets across the country. The team redistributes massive amounts of food wasted during the wedding season. In a landmark move, across the border Sarah and Sarfaraz set up the Robin Hood Army in Pakistan.

  • 2016
    10,350 ROBINS, 41 CITIES

    RHA launches its most ambitious project #Mission500k partnering with the startup ecosystem - Zomato, Uber, Grofers, etc. and musical artists - Farhan Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani and Uday Benegal uniting Indians and Pakistanis to serve 500,000 people on Independence Day. The army meanwhile marches into 10 more countries.

  • 2017...
    5,662,185 SERVED
    1% DONE

    With over 5.6 million people served – the army streamlines its processes to set up hyper-local community chapters across the world. Our focus is to become a global powerhouse in hunger alleviation and education. Watch this space for more.

How You Can Help

Join the Army


We do need your help to create a significant impact to address a much deeper problem. If your local chapter is looking out for new Robins, someone will be sure to reach out to you.


Our restaurants partners are an integral part of the RHA cycle – we need your active support over time. If you would like to join the family, please do give us a shout.


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