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Donate Leftover Excess Food

Wastage of food at weddings, parties, restaurants...

A study by Food Ministry, Government of India found that about 20% of food at social events such as weddings goes waste. Wastage also occurs at parties, functions and restaurants. This is a sad state of affairs when one considers that two lakh street children in Mumbai go to sleep hungry every day.

Indian food is prone to spoil quickly on account of our country’s hot and humid climate. Efforts to distribute leftover excess food have been hampered by lack of infrastructure and inadequate cold storage facilities.

Donate excess leftover food for the poor and homeless...

Certain organizations in India’s major cities have been gearing up to this challenge. They remain in touch with restaurants, caterers, marriage halls and party organizers who intimate availability of leftover food.

Often such intimation is given at a late hour and pick up time is also late i.e. after midnight. Despite these hurdles, these organizations arrive at the venue, pack the food in containers and transport it in vehicles arranged by them.

If the outfit has cold storage facilities, food is stored and distributed in a day or two. In other cases distribution is done within a few hours after the food is collected. In some cities, distribution is undertaken at some fixed point where the homeless, slum-dwellers and poor congregate. Supply is also made to orphanages and the like.

If you are hosting a function in the cities listed in Resources below, do not hesitate to get in touch with the volunteer organisations in advance so that the latter have sufficient time to organise collection instead of scrambling at the last minute in case of late intimation.

Agra Ahmedabad Bhubaneswar Chennai Coimbatore Delhi-NCR Goa Hyderabad Jaipur Kolkata Lucknow Ludhiana Nagpur Patna Surat Visakhapatnam

Feeding India

They access excess cooked food from restaurants and caterers in order to feed it to hungry kids and adults.

Greater Kailash Part-1, Near Moolchand Metro Station, Delhi 110048

Ankit Kawatra

98711 78810


R B Shivakumar

He is a social worker who picks up excess food from weddings as well as other functions and dispenses it to the poor in Rajajinagar as well as to old-age homes and orphanages. Only vegetarian food please.

Rajajinagar, Bangalore

98443 58514

Bangalore Chandigarh Chennai Dehradun Delhi-NCR Goa Hyderabad Indore Jabalpur Jaipur Kolkata Mumbai Pune Udaipur

Robin Hood Army

Robin Hood Army collects excess food from restaurants with whom they have tied up. The food is served by RHA's volunteers to the homeless and hungry located in the vicinity of each particular restaurant. This service is operational at present on Sundays only.

Anand Sinha and Neel Ghose



People in Chennai can message them when they have excess or extra food. Their volunteers pick up the food and then distribute it among the needy.

Mohamed Asif, Nareshwar Sivanesan, Fahd Khaleel

99625 18992

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Chennai Coimbatore Erode Hosur Mettur Salem Tirupur Trichy


They distributed about 4,000 ‘don’t-waste-food’ posters in restaurants and eating houses in several Tamil Nadu towns, through a network of volunteer students. In the towns listed above, their volunteers are now present and excess food collected is distributed among the needy.

R. Mohammed Ali, T. Merwin Wesley, J. Palaniappan

081221 39893, 095004 88803, 074185 17750

Chennai      Coimbatore

Wrap It. Don’t Waste Food.

On receiving an email message from restaurants and households, their volunteers pick up the leftover food. Distribution is made to the underprivileged persons in specifically marked areas.


No Food Waste

Call them on phone for a pickup of excess food serving a minimum of 50 people. If quantity is sufficient for less than 50 persons, then drop the food at their collection points or local facility centre. Food is checked, transferred to dedicated vessels and then transported by minivan to orphanages, slums, Government Hospital's free food distribution counter etc.

Ward No.84 Office, Kempatti Colony, Ukkadam, Coimbatore 641008.

Padmanaban Gopalan

90877 90877


Mera Parivar

NGO providing education to underprivileged children in Gurgaon. Would collect excess food from Gurgaon area to feed the kids. Excess food from rest of Delhi would have to be transported by the donor to their location in Gurgaon.

# 267 Sector 14 Gurgaon 122001

93130 37887, 78385 94404



This NGO picks up excess leftover food from companies, caterers and hotels and delivers it to the hungry homeless and the needy.

8-3-168/B/30/A, Laxmi Nagar, SR Nagar, Hyderabad 500038

Mustafa Ali Hashmi

77022 09484, 81212 16677


Annakshetra Foundation

Leftover food is collected through their van from restaurants, caterers, as well as individuals. The collected food is stored in refrigerators and only after checking it's fitness for consumption, is the food distributed among the underprivileged.

16, Shree Gopal Nagar, Near Mahesh Nagar Police Station, Gopalpura Bypass, Jaipur 302019

24 x 7 Helpline: 90012 95293, 0141-322 1267, 250 4604


Northeast FoodBanking Network (NeFN)

This food bank will accept all kinds of non-perishable food donations from individuals, grocery stores and organizations. The food is distributed through a network of service agencies and programs that serve our target population groups.

Teddim Road, Hmar Veng, Sumkong Kaimun, Churachandpur, Manipur 795128

90891 97425


'Roti Bank' by Mumbai Dabbawala Association

If you have excess leftover food after a wedding, party or other social event, please dial the numbers below and dabbawalas nearest to your location will collect the food and distribute it among the homeless and poor. Pick-up by the dabbawalas will be in the afternoons and evenings. Areas covered: Grant Road, Vikhroli, Andheri, Mulund and Byculla.

Gangaram Talekar

098672 21310, 086527 60542


Food for All Campaign

This campaign which works in association with Mumbai Dabbawala Association (MDA) focusses on leftovers from weddings. The wedding caterers call the MDA helpline, after which a dabbawala visits the venue, collects the leftovers and distributes the same among homeless and slum-dwellers.

Rishikesh Kadam

075067 44566, 098672 21210


Mumbai Roti Bank

Pick up freshly prepared food from regulated food businesses, such as hotels, arenas, and cafeterias, and deliver it safely to serve the hungry. Promoted by D Sivanandhan, Nitin Khanapurkar, Sweta Mangal and Subhash Talekar.

24X7 Helplines: 86555 80001, 91118 91118


Shelter Don Bosco

They accept leftover cooked food if it is delivered to them by 8 pm. However, do call them in advance to intimate.

Opp. St. Joseph’s High School, Wadala, Mumbai 400031

022-2415 0562



Beyond Self

Leftover food collected from weddings and other functions, is distributed in the slums of Pune city.

Madhu Thakur, Mahesh Mulchandani, Sainath Shetty, Dhiraj Chhabria
Tanvi Saxena

098220 22066

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Yagnesh Patel

They shall collect leftover food in Surat after completion of any function, marriage, party as well as from restaurants at closing time. Please try to inform them in advance.

099250 28689


Santhi Mandiram Psycho Social Rehabilitation Centre

They collect food from wedding halls, hotels as well as from individuals. Santhi Mandiram is an asylum for abandoned and unwanted human beings, who are picked up from streets, bus stations, government hospitals, etc.

Vettinad Market Junction, Near Lourdes Mount Public School, Kanakode, Vattappara.P.O., Trivandrum

98955 27372, 86061 53192, 98955 25097