Cause and origin

According to research, the capital has more than 15,000 homeless people, 10% of whom are women and children.

The majority of these people have difficulty preparing their food and in some cases go to health centers and social service centers to satisfy their hunger.

Until 1996, 18 help centers with a capacity of more than 2,500 homeless were established in Tehran, which do not provide these people with most suitable and quality food.

On the other hand, according to the statistics of 1394, Tehran Municipality Waste Management Organization, the amount of wet and drying waste in this city is more than 11,000 tons per day.

Only 0.1 of this amount of food is cooked and of that only 0.1 is intact and healthy, 77,000 usable foods are thrown away daily.

Now, assuming that each ordinary food press is 300 grams, we can say: at least 250,000 healthy food presses enter the city food daily in Tehran.

If there is a mechanism that this food can be used by people in need, such as homeless, marginalized people, etc. to prevent the waste of national capital, hunger in the Iranian capital can be reduced to zero.


In 2015, Toloo Bi-neshanha society began the “ Tehran, a city without hunger” project. The project is dedicated to gathering leftover and unused food from congregations and parties, organizations, universities  etc. to reach needy people and service centers for  Tehran’s homeless.

The ways of donating food are as follows:

Calling 02133077953 & 02133074265 and coordinate in collection of more than 20 meals of leftover and untouched food by the project transportation department.

Food delivery of less than 20 meals to the “Tehran nohunger” campaign sites is coordinated and receives public donations in the form of groceries, dry food, cocked food, sacrificial meat.

Toloo society residence centers include:

  • “ Omid house” (men affected by cardboard sleeping)
  • “ Mehr house” (mothers, children and adolescent girls affected by cardboard sleeping)
  • “ Noor house” (teenage boys affected by cardboard sleeping)
  • Cardboard sleeper’s shelter and treatment centers in Tehran.
  • Sanatoriums for elders and disabled.
  • Charity centers.
  • Poor areas of Tehran and suburbs.

Supplier Sources

  • Hotels
    Private parties
    Government agencies and departments
    Schools and kindergartens

Distribution location

  • Working and street children
    Residential centers of Tolo Bineshanha
    Saraye Omid (men injured by homeless)
    Saraye Mehr (mother, child and teenagers of a girl injured by homeless)
    Saraye Noor (teenage boys injured by homeless)
    homeless and treatment centers in Tehran
    Nursing homes for the elderly and disabled
    Charity centers
    Poor areas of Tehran and its suburbs

The descriptions you saw on the previous pages are for pre-corona conditions, and after the outbreak of this virus we experienced completely different conditions and had to change the method and process of the project.

Since the food collected was mainly from councils and universities, with the closure of these units, the project faced a sharp decline earlier in the year, but in the not-too-distant future we were able to break the corona in this phase by changing the project strategy. Give and build hope and awareness from the corona.

In the new trend of the comprehensive project, the purpose was changed from hotels and universities to chain stores and startups. During the negotiations, we managed to sign a memorandum of understanding with two major companies, Hyperstar and Snapfood. In addition to these companies, we were able to direct the vows of the benefactors and prevent waste.