In a nation where 100 million fail to have even one meal a day, Aahar application tries to deliver food to the needy in city. Hardly anyone gives a second thought before discarding the leftover or extra food after party ends. But with this application there is hope to save food for the needy. Under it, volunteers of Robin Hood Army collect food and distribute it to needy in slum areas.
What is Aahar?
Aahar application is a platform wherein people who want to donate food can connect with volunteers. The application was made by a private company and was launched by former Indore divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey.
Who can help?
Hoteliers, caterers, hostels and other associations can be regular donors. Individuals who organise party or function can also contribute.
Robin Hood Army is an initiative of youths who through social media arrange for food, education and basic necessities for poor. The volunteers collect leftover food after receiving calls or notifications through the application following which they distribute food in nearby slums. About 100 volunteers work under this initiative.
Pratik Bansal , Robin Hood Army, Indore Chapter
Free Press talked to residents to know their opinion about its utility
It is a noble initiative and local residents should support it. Before wasting leftover food served at family functions and social gatherings, we must realise that many remain hungry.
Madhuri Tandon, Homemaker
The application is user-friendly. The present generation is all about technology, gadgets and internet. Such applications make it easier for us to be a part of social welfare and help the needy.
Divyanshul Singh, Engineer
Our small initiative can bring a huge change in someone else’s life. Such initiatives must be supported by youths. If we cannot contribute directly we can atleast share details of application and spread the word among our friends and relatives.
Pranav Gunwani, Student
I live in joint family and we hold several functions throughout the year. We always help the needy by providing them with leftover food. Now, that I know of this application, I will make sure to contribute my bit and help the society.
Praveen Jain, Doctor