Robin Hood Café

Free and dignified dinners

Why this project matters and who it is for

Get a local restaurant or café to (temporarily) charge its more affluent customers for breakfast and lunch to offer free dinners to the very poor and homeless.

Which / How the Global Goals are addressed

Zero Hunger

Zero Hunger

Poverty in the world exists among other causes due to the unequal distribution of wealth. This project allows people who have a better economic situation to collaborate with those who are marginalized from the social sphere, attacking basic needs such as food

Good Health and Well-being

Good Health and Well-being

Human mortality due to hunger continues to exist in the 21st century, and it is a luxury that can not be allowed. With 'Robin Hood' is achieved that the poorest people can access a breakfast or dinner, allowing the care of their health.

Impact / Main outcome and goal

To offer free nutritious dinners and a dignified, inclusive social experience to the poor and homeless (potentially also including music, free wi-fi, basic medicine, a place to charge electronic devices, …) in a financially sustainable way.

Context compatibility

You can replicate this Blueprint in any community in the world.


Health & Wellbeing, Social Inclusion, Sustainable Cities

Type of project



Madrid, Spain

Starting year


Beneficiaries / Target


Complexity level

Simple Easy Moderate Elaborated Complex

Type of license

This project’s intellectual property belongs entirely to its original creator(s), and the information contained in this blueprint is intended solely for the personal non-commercial use of the user who accepts full responsibility for its use.

Meet the project creator

The Mensajeros de la Paz Association was founded in 1962 by Father Ángel García Rodríguez. It is a non-governmental organization declared of public utility and of national and international scope. He has received, among other awards, the Príncipe de Asturias de la Concordia. Mensajeros de la Paz is legally constituted in many countries and works directly, or in collaboration with local organizations, in different social programs, development cooperation, social assistance or humanitarian aid that are developed in 50 countries.

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Why not open a restaurant with tablecloths and proper cutlery and waiters? People with nothing can come and eat and get the same treatment as everyone else. It’s just common sense. Ángel García Rodriguez Founder

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