An initiative that uses technology to distribute surplus food among needy and hungry people.

There are 189.2 million undernourished people in India alone. The aim was to not let anyone sleep hungry, but we knew that was far-fetched. So, we decided to at least take one tiny step towards this giant issue. 'Aahar' is our initiative for this cause.

It started with one city, and has now been launched in 53 cities, all over India.

Aahar is our commitment towards the community to use excess cooked food to serve the underserved people. With this initiative, we help users reduce food wastage and make better and right use of their surplus food. From social events to parties organized at home, there are several instances where you have perfectly good food left with you in large quantities. However, it becomes useless by the next day or so. Instead of throwing the food away, we urge people to let the food reach the right mouths. Join hands with us today! A little thought on your part can mean the world to others!

Aahar Journey

Who We Are

The Beginning

Our Approach

'Aahar' is a brain child of Indore divisional Commissioner Sanjay Dubey, ably supported by his son Shantanu Dubey a Tech student at IITB and Rakesh Jain director of 'INFOCRATS Web Solutions'. The initiative ropes in hoteliers, caterers, bakeries, sweet shops, hostels, malls, individuals & NGO's. ​Initiative helps citizens/people/organization to donate cooked/prepared/ packed food to serve to the people in need of food. It works in 3 modes.

Surplus Food

Any surplus food prepared during functions/ parties can be donated through ​'Aahar' app.

Fresh Food

Fresh food prepared at select locations can be donated to feed hungry people by contributing in cash.

Packed Food

Packed food nearing expiry can be advertised to be sold to consumers at discounted price.

Success Stories

BBC News

BBC News Hindi covered Aahar in their episode. The video received great response and garnered appreciation from all over the world. The social entrepreneurship practices are receiving recognition from the honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, in the form of launch of the ‘self4society’ portal. This led to people from all over the world inquiring about Aahar and wanting to adapt it in their respective places.

Behind The Scenes

How Aahar Works

'Aahar' a social platform that brings together volunteers and donors interested in donating food. Aimed at eliminating food wastage, 'Aahar' is a unique concept started in Indore.

Basic objective of 'Aahar' involves –

  • Using excess cooked food to feed the hungry and needy
  • Connecting individuals interested in procuring as well as donating food at different establishments.

With a network of individuals and community organizations, 'Aahar' is helping distribute food to those who really need it.

For The Users

Aahar Application

Designed with the users in mind, ​'Aahar' is an intuitive, easy-to-use application. Here are the steps to use 'Aahar' for food procurement and donation.

  1. Enter the App using OTP verification.
  2. Fill up your profile
  3. You can now Donate food / Procure food for distribution.


Food Donation

Facts Sheet





1 Million+

People Benefited




Mr. Sanjay Dubey


Mr. Sanjay Dubey is an IAS officer of the 1993 batch. As the Commissioner of the Indore division, he had conceived and created many initiatives.


Mr. Rakesh Jain


With over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, Mr. Rakesh Jain has also stepped up as a thriving social entrepreneur in the recent decade.


Mr. Shantanu Dubey


Mr. Shantanu Dubey is a Computer Science Graduate from IIT Bombay and is presently working in a Technology firm ‘POSTMAN’ as Data Scientist.


Miss. Aashita Jain


She is an architect who graduated from Balwant Sheth School of Architecture, NMIMS, Mumbai.


Mr. Siddhant Dubey


Mr. Siddhant Dubey is a Kishore Vagyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) scholar pursuing his BTech from IIT Delhi, he incessantly seeks opportunities to learn and execute new ideas.

Join The Cause

Do you want to be a part of something better and make it bigger? Join us by filling this quick form and become a facilitator of food donation and spreading smiles all over the country!