Share my dabba, dabbawala!

‘Share My Dabba’ lets people share their lunch with street children, through stickers that let dabbawalas know of leftover food.


Dabbawalas are people, most commonly in Mumbai, who are part of one of the world’s most efficient delivery system, that collects home cooked lunches in the morning, delivers them to the workplace or school via local trains or bicycles, and returns the empty boxes back to the customer’s residence that afternoon.

More often than not, these returned lunch boxes contain left-over food. Chapatis, rice, pickles, sometimes even dals and veggies. Tonnes of nutrition go to waste everyday collectively all over the city. To counter this, the ‘Share my dabba’ initiative began to allow people to share their lunch with the less fortunate hungry street children. A sticker on the box means the leftover contents are to be distributed among the needy.

It’s really just as simply wonderful as that.

You can find out more about the campaign by checking out the organizers’: Happy Life Welfare Society and the Dabbawala Foundation.

This video was originally posted on YouTube.


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An engineer by fluke, an artist by choice and a writer by default, Ayeesha finds herself in her happy place in the arms of a good book and coffee. With a published short love story being the only feather in her cap, she's been putting together parts of herself in her blog, ( http://lazyandtheoverthinker.wordpress.com/ ) hoping to assemble them into a novel someday. She also wants her own Wiki p... more

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
An engineer by fluke, an artist by choice and a writer by default, Ayeesha finds herself in her happy place in the arms of a good book and coffee. With a published short love story being the only feather in her cap, she's been putting together parts of herself in her blog, ( http://lazyandtheoverthinker.wordpress.com/ ) hoping to assemble them into a novel someday. She also wants her own Wiki p... more

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