At Uber, we #BuildwithHeart and believe in supporting the communities that we serve. As Sri Lanka grapples with an economic crisis, we are helping support those who need it the most. 

We’ve introduced #DeliveringLove – a partnership with the Robin Hood Army to use our platform and their volunteers to collect donations from everyone who wants to help and provide them to anyone who needs it. 

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 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. We 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. 

Bhavna Dadlani Jayawardana, General Manager, Uber Sri Lanka, 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.” 

Mohamed Huzam Hussain, Volunteer Management Team, Robin Hood Army – Sri Lanka Chapter, 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.” 

What can be donated? 

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

Steps to donate

  1. On the Home Screen of the Uber Eats app, change your delivery address to one of the RHA Collection Points

            a. Robin Hood Army Collection Point – Battaramulla

                446, Dutugemunu Mawatha, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

             b. Robin Hood Army Collection Point – Boralesgamuwa

                 33, Newton Seneviratne Mawatha, Boralesgamuwa

             c. Robin Hood Army Collection Point – Colombo 9

                 57, Mahawela Cross Street, Colombo

  1. Scroll through the app to find a merchant with a green heart that says #DeliveringLove on their cover image, or tap on the #DeliveringLove in-app billboard to select a merchant participating in the campaign.
  2. On the merchant’s menu, scroll to the #DeliveringLove category and select a Donation Pack and add it to your cart.
  3. Proceed to the Checkout page, double-check the address, and select a debit/credit card to pay, and confirm your order.
  4. Track your order until it reaches the selected RHA Collection Point.

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