The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organization working globally towards curbing food wastage and eliminating hunger. Spread across 11 countries and 65 cities, the Army now has 14500 plus volunteers.
The organization began its journey in August 2014 and was started by Neel Ghose and Anand Sinha.
The organisation works to get surplus food from restaurants across to the less fortunate people, For the record, Pune’s Robin Hood Army has tied up with several restaurants to collect their kitchen leftovers and distribute this to the homeless people of the city.
A volunteer from Robin Hood Army explains “Giving is not just about donation, it is about making a difference. #Mission1Million was a massive success and we actually fed 13.20 lakh people across India & Pakistan on 14th & 15th August 2017.
The Pune chapter managed to provide 1,24,000 needy people food from orphanages, old age homes, leprosy hospital, Govt. Hospitals, Yerwada mental hospital, slums around Pune, non-aided schools in the remote areas, he added.
The Robin Hood Army believes that the problem is not the lack of food, but ensuring its availability to everyone who needs it. The RHA is a very decentralized organization and does not accept monetary contributions.
While our country gets ready to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day, this self motivated army is still fighting for freedom from hunger.
Startling Facts that we ought to know!
1/3rd of the world’s hungry citizens live in India
Over 20 Crores Indians will sleep hungry tonight.
Over 7000 Indians die of hunger every day.
1 in 4 children in India is malnourished.
These is the reality on the ground motivating this selfless bunch of volunteers to do more and try to make every possible difference to the lives of the less fortunate.
This 15th August RHA Pune is gearing up to provide Grocery kits to 5000 needy Adivasi & other families in 20-25 villages/locations around Pune to enable them to meet their nutritional needs to some extent.
The basic agenda is to raise awareness on the national hunger problem and mobilise citizens to hit the streets and help irrespective of nationality, faith and religion.
RHA solicits Pune’s contribution and support to their mission. Readers may note that the army strictly does not accept monetary contributions and thus any help must be in kind and will be greatly welcomed.
This Is How You Can Make A Difference:
The grocery kit that RHA plans to distribute to over 5000 families will consist off:
WHEAT ATTA- 5kgs
TEA POWDER- 250gms
Volunteers from RHA appeals to the citizens of Pune to help them by donating the above items. An estimated cost of this kit is Rs. 600. The logistics for collection and onward relay can be decided mutually by contacting the team volunteers.
Robin Hood Army can be contacted on these numbers: 9422987508, 7057802779.
Your support can make a huge difference to this campaign that we at Pune365 are happy to amplify.
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