The Problem

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

hunger kills many people each year

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

children die from hunger

Every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger

82% of hungry people live in countries with food surpluses

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

many people sleep hungry each night

One in every eight people sleeps hungry each night

One third of food produced globally is never consumed

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

850 million hungry people in the world

850 million hungry people in the world

The Idea

about robin hood army

Who we are?

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer based, zero-funds organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community to serve less fortunate people.

Our local chapters are run by friends and colleagues, who hope to create a difference in their own unique way. For example, restaurants in the neighbourhood Green Park, will contribute to the homeless of the locality, through volunteers who live in Green Park. Our “Robins” are largely students and young working professionals – everyone does this in their free time. The lesser fortunate sections of society we serve include homeless families, orphanages, patients from public hospitals, and old age homes.

about robin hood army

Our vision

Simple really, beat global hunger and bring out the best of humanity using food as a medium.

The idea is to create self-sustained chapters across the world 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've Been Up To

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Our Journey

On the army’s first night of distribution, we realized that helping the less fortunate may feel good personally, but feeding 50 odd people at night, once a week would not create any real difference in a country where millions are starving.

Hunger is an acute problem. We needed to reach out to more people, more restaurants, and more cities - our deadline being yesterday.


robin hood army 2014

2,314 Robins

8 Cities

Modeled on Portugal's Re-Food Program, the Robin Hood project starts in Delhi, India in August’14. Through social media, some passionate new recruits, and a healthy seasoning of luck, the RHA expands across Indian cities and in a landmark move into neighbouring Pakistan.


robin hood army 2015

6,375 Robins

32 Cities

The RHA expands its base across international borders, and sets up the Robin Hood Academy — a feeder program where Robins teach and enable hundreds of street children to pursue primary education through a structured curriculum.


robin hood army 2016

10,350 Robins

48 Cities

The RHA undertakes its most ambitious project — #Mission1Million and successfully mobilizes media houses, corporates, and artists to serve 1.32 million less fortunate citizens, without raising any funds, on Independence Day.


robin hood army 2017

24,677 Robins

103 Cities

The RHA embraces tech and data to scale its presence across urban and rural areas. RHA gets featured as a Harvard case study; the zero funds systems which motivates civic society to serve the masses, is taught as a new model for the business, academic and philanthropic world.


robin hood army 2018

28,164,165 served

159 cities

With over 28 million people served — the army streamlines its processes to set up hyperlocal community chapters across the world. Our focus is to become a global engine which brings out the best of humanity using food as a medium.

And Here’s What’s Going On Now

How You Can Help

volunteers at robin hood army  Volunteer Time

All we need is 3 hours/week at least twice a month to make a real impact. If we have a team in your city looking to grow, a Robin will reach out to you.

contribute food  Contribute Food

If you manage a restaurant or generally want to contribute regular meals from your family or workplace, let’s connect.

join robin hood army  Teach

Creating access to education is the purest form of nation building – do you want to teach our kids in the Robin Hood Academy?

Our Culture

Citizens First → Mission Next → Robins Last

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