Volunteers play Robin Hood to deprived people

The Robin Hood Army, as the volunteers like to be called, organised the food donation drives in Jayanagar, Ejipura, Bellandur, Koramangala, Banaswadi, Hebbal, Indiranagar, HSR Layout and several other areas.

Over 200 volunteers from the city served food to thousands of underprivileged people, as part of #MissionMillion2018. The initiative aims at waging a war against hunger by donating food grains and cooked food to the needy.

As part of celebrating the spirit of Independence, the volunteers visited orphanages, old age homes, slums and construction labourers, and donated 8,000 kg of food grain and cooked food.

The Robin Hood Army, as the volunteers like to be called, is a group of young professionals and college students who have joined hands to make the country free of hunger.

As part of the mission, the volunteers also collected excess food from restaurants and distributed it to the less fortunate.

"The mission is being replicated in 77 cities across the country. In the past three years, we have served food to 6.4 million people across the country. The mission of the campaign is to build a hunger-free India," said Abhishek Singh, an educationist, who led the Bengaluru chapter of the initiative.

The initiative aims to serve meals to one million people across the country on Independence Day.

In Bengaluru, the volunteers organised the food donation drives in Jayanagar, Ejipura, Bellandur, Koramangala, Banaswadi, Hebbal, Indiranagar, HSR Layout and several other areas.

"We donated food grain that included rice, wheat and pulses to close to 75,000 disadvantaged people in the city. The food that remains after the drive will be sent to Kerala to aid in the rehabilitation work," Abhishek said.

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