The Mumbai Dabbawala’s deliver 120 tons of food each day, out of which 16 tons is uneaten.
At the same time, on Mumbai’s streets, there are two hundred thousand children who go hungry every day.
The ‘Share My Dabba’ initiative, a joint effort between the Happy Life Welfare Society and The Dabbawala Foundation, gets the leftover food in dabbas to the hungry street children using a tiny sticker and the extensive and efficient dabbawala network.
The dabbawalas separate the dabbas marked with the sticker & volunteers share the food with the hungry children.
Here’s a video on how it works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZC1czZofyY
A simple sticker that demonstrates that SHARING = CARING.
A small gesture that makes a difference to 200,000 and more children every single day.
Food for thought.