The Robin Hood Army was founded on August 26, 2014 by Neel Ghose and Anand Sinha and registered as a charitable trust in India. The food distributed to the needy is sourced from restaurants, which regularly provide surplus or freshly cooked food on a goodwill basis. The Robin Hood Army believes it is just 1% done in its war against hunger and plans to grow its presence worldwide in the next few years.
The Robin Hood Army originated in New Delhi, India, and then eventually spread its operations to other Indian cities such as Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Panipat, Gurgaon, Pune Dehradun and, Faridabad. On February 15, 2015, the Robin Hood Army commenced its activities in Karachi, Pakistan.
The organisation functions on and propagates the basic ideology of self-sustained communities across the city i.e. each locality/community within the city will contribute towards providing food to the needy through its local volunteers and restaurants.