Our mission is 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 this who need it most.
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. Every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger. 82% of hungry people live in countries with food surpluses, not food shortages. There are 850 million hungry people in the world.
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 neighborhood Green Park will contribute to the homeless of the locality, through volunteers who live in Greek 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.