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Uber Eats, Robin Hood Army join hands to support vulnerable communities

Uber Eats, Sri Lanka’s most loved food and grocery delivery platform and the Sri Lanka chapter of the Robin Hood Army (RHA), a zero-funds volunteer organization, have come together to support vulnerable communities affected by the economic crisis.

They will use their platform, scale and reach, to collect dry ration donations that will be provided to the most impacted families across Colombo.

Customers can donate dry ration packs by placing orders directly on the Uber Eats app to dedicated RHA collection points across the city. Uber Eats will match the value of each donation made on their app. RHA volunteers, called ‘Robins’, will collect these donations every day from the collection points and help distribute them.

Uber Sri Lanka General Manager Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardana said, “We are committed to helping Sri Lanka and the communities that we serve. We are pleased to partner with the Robin Hood Army - Sri Lanka and hope to support families that need it the most at this difficult time. As a proud Sri Lankan, I would encourage everyone to donate generously and do their bit to help our country emerge stronger from this crisis.”

Volunteer Management Team, Robin Hood Army Sri Lanka Chapter Mohamed Huzam Hussain said, “At this challenging time, the partnership with Uber is a timely initiative that will use the collective strength of Sri Lankans to support the less fortunate. We are confident that the popular Uber Eats app will help raise significant donations that our Robins will distribute throughout the city. We would call upon every Sri Lankan to support the most vulnerable in their time of need.”

Standardized packs of dry rations consisting of rice, dhal, sugar, canned food, milk powder, dried sprats and canned fish. These will be priced from Rs. 1,000 upwards and would be available from select stores on the Uber Eats app in Colombo.

Uber has continued to find ways to support the community since the early days of the crisis. Since August 2022, Uber Eats and RHA have been working together to redirect canceled orders to members of vulnerable communities. Last week, Uber donated USD 200,000 to the Sri Lanka Red Cross Society to distribute dry rations and life-saving medicines to impacted communities.

Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based, zero-funds organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community to less fortunate people.


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