Mumbai's legendary lunchbox delivery network now lets people share leftover food with the poor by placing a "Share" sticker on the lunchbox.
The Dabbawalas of Mumbai are known for running a unique, highly efficient logistics system of delivering home cooked food on the dot to office goers, students, etc. for over a century. Mumbai’s 5,000-odd 'dabbawalas' (lunchbox delivery men) deliver nearly 200,000 lunches everyday and on time. They then collect the boxes and deliver them back home.
Approximately 200,000 children on Mumbai’s streets are hungry and 2 children die of hunger each day. The Mumbai Dabbawala network delivers 120 tons of food everyday out of which 16 tons is left uneaten.
Their "Share My Dabba" initiative works to deliver leftover food from people's lunchboxes to hungry street children, using just a tiny Share sticker and the already established, extensive dabbawala network.
The customer only has to paste a tiny “Share” sticker on the lunchbox, to help them sort the boxes that have leftover food and then distribute this food to hungry children on the streets on the way back.
The initiative is a joint effort between Happy Life Welfare Society and The Dabbawala Foundation.