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Roti Bank

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Regn. Number : E 34021 (M)

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What is Roti Bank?

We are a food rescue organization. We pick up freshly prepared food from regulated food businesses, such as hotels, arenas, and cafeterias, and deliver it safely to serve the hungry. It is a simple concept with a simple solution.

Preventing food wastage at weddings and functions by collecting excess food and distributing it among the homeless and needy

India has a serious hunger problem and ranks 100th out of 119 countries on the global hunger index.

— International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Roti Bank

In India, an estimated 20 crore people sleep hungry daily and about 3,000 infants die due to malnutrition and hunger every day. On the other side of this scene is one where there is huge wastage of food at events and parties. To bridge the gap Mumbai Dabbawala Association (MDA), started on a small scale collecting left over foods in smaller lot (3-5 meals). On 23rd Dec 2017, under the mentorship of Mr D Sivanandhan, Ex Police Commissioner, Mumbai, and Mr Nitin Khanapurkar, Corporate Professional, resources were mobilized to expand this set-up manifold. The NGO collects food which otherwise goes wasted at events and functions, sometimes even from households and redistributes this to thousands of people in slums and on footpath. The NGO has a dedicated helpline to ensure that calls for leftover food are serviced, food is picked up and redistributed Mr Sivanandhan donated the first van for the project at the Lower Parel station to kick start the scheme; plans are underway to roll out additional vehicles shortly. Many of the people being served are children and working adults earning minimum wages, who need assistance to make ends meet. The trust under which this initiative began has now been registered in May 2018 as ‘Roti Foundation Mumbai’ and the team behind this social activity is ready to scale up significantly.

Overview

We are a food rescue organization. We pick up freshly prepared food from regulated food businesses, such as hotels, arenas, and cafeterias, and deliver it safely to serve the hungry. It is a simple concept with a simple solution.

Many of the people being served are children and working adults earning minimum wage, who need assistance to make ends meet. It is essential that we redirect perfectly edible surplus food away from the landfill to the people who really need it.

Our Mission

The non-profit initiative aims at preventing food wastage at weddings and functions by collecting excess food and distributing it among the homeless and needy. The acclaimed tiffin delivery network achieves this with the help of dabbawalas who, after their work hours, take part in collection and re-distribution of leftover food.

Roti Bank Van

We are pleased to inform you that first Mumbai Roti Bank van inaugurated by the Former Director General of Police, Shri D. Sivanandhan outside Lower Parel station at 1130 am on 23rd of December with the help of Mumbai Dabbawala Association (MDA).

Mission

No one should sleep hungry,
No food should be wasted.

  1. We collect food from all available sources
  2. We check for quality
  3. We transport them to people
  4. We distribute the food to the needy

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How You Can Help

Make a Donation

You can support us by donating. it will help us to bring more food and keep them safe for distribution.

Call us at +91 86555 80001

You can also donate at:

A/c Name: Roti Foundation Mumbai

A/c No: 303402127218

Bank: RBL Bank

Branch: Lower Parel

IFSC Code: RATN0000088

Become a Volunteer

Tell Your Friends About Us

Tell your friend and family about us so that next time someone know what to do with their leftovers.

Meet The Team

The Team
Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan

Dhanushkodi Sivanandhan

MENTOR

Mr. Sivanandan is a former Police Commissioner of Mumbai. His career with the Police force has many highlights. One of India’s most well-known and highly regarded IPS officers, he was also an active member of the special task force in the National Security Council Secretariat. Now retired, he is actively taking part in uplifting the community. He introduced a website for the city’s youth to connect to each other and grow as a network. He also helped the Thane Police School improve its facilities so that the children have better access to technology. As a mentor to the Mumbai Roti Bank, his vision and ideals have guided us in achieving our vision and helped us in trying to expand our operations.

Sushil Jivarajka

Sushil Jivarajka

TRUSTEE

Mr. Sushil Jiwarajka, a prominent industrialist is the Chairman of Artheon Group of companies. He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Essjay Ericsson Pvt. Ltd, a Joint Venture between himself and LM Ericsson of Sweden. He has also mentored and nurtured several young entrepreneurs, who are today running successful businesses. He works in the field of renewable enrgy and his goal is to power up those parts of the world whichare devoid of electricity. Mr. Jiwarajka has been invaluable as a trustee to our cause. His insights and business acumen have helped us establish our cause on firm ground.

Prof. Dr. Natarajan

Prof. Dr. Natarajan

Trustee

Dr. Natarajan is a renowned ophthalmologist who is the current CMD of Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai. He hails from a long line of ophthalmologists and has worked in many prestigious organizations such as Sankara Netralaya, Chennai and Taparia Institute of Opthalmology, Mumbai. For his achievements in the field of medicine and for establishing Aditya Jyot as a leading eye institution in India, he was awarded the Padma Shri award. Dr. Natarajan , in his capacity as a trustee and as a humanitarian, has played a pivotal role in helping Mumbai Roti Bank grow as a organization.

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