1) How did this campaign come about?
Robinhood Army is a voluntary organisation. They collect leftover food from restaurants, weddings etc. and distribute it amongst the needy. They have chapters in 24 cities in India and a presence in 6 other countries. Global Shapers is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievements and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.
Global Shapers in Hyderabad joined Robinhood Army on some drives and we were impressed with the immediate and much needed impact they are creating. We decided to help them in their ambitious Independence Day project #Mission500k - distributing food to 500,000 people across India and Pakistan. Their target in Hyderabad is 30,000 and we've joined hands with them to help out with 5,000.
And that's where TinMen comes in. They've agreed to provide the food for #Mission5k through their network of home chefs and caterers.
2) How will my donation be used?
100% of your donation will be used to purchase food. All the money donated on Milaap will be directly transferred to TinMen - who will in-turn pay their home chefs and caterers. Milaap charges a platform transaction fee which the Global Shapers team will bear.
3) Where will the food be distributed?
Robinhood Army will pick up and deliver the food to the homeless as well as poverty stricken in slums. This is the route map. Food will be distributed within 2-3 hours of being cooked.
4) How can I see the impact?
We will share daily updates on the work happening in the background so you can join our journey. On 15th August - we will be actively reporting our work with photos, videos, and livefeed on the Global Shapers Hyderabad Facebook Page. Follow us to stay tuned :)
5) I still want to do a reference check. Who can I talk to?
Contact Robinhood Army's City Head Uma Chilakmarri at +91 9848046880. Read recent media coverage about Robinhood Army here, here, and here. Also check out some endorsements for #Mission500k here.
6) How can I get involved more deeply?
If you’d like to join in distributing the food on Independence Day, please click here to sign up as a volunteer. You can even host your own drive using the #Mission500k toolkit. If you'd like to help Robinhood Army in their ongoing battle again hunger, then write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.