Restaurant Puts Fridge In Street So Hungry People Can Take Leftovers
Restaurants waste a lot of food, and even though big companies like Starbucks have recently changed their policies, a lot still goes into the bin when it could, well, go into peopleâ€™s bellies.
So when a restaurant owner in Kochi, India, saw a homeless woman eating from a trashcan, she knew she had to do something. So Minu Pauline came up with a brilliant idea. Realizing that her restaurant, Pappadavada, had a lot of leftover food, she decided to put a fridge outside so homeless people could help themselves. Itâ€™s open 24/7 and anybody is free to use it. The fridge receives regular donations from restaurant patrons and other people, and Pauline herself leaves around 75-80 portions of food per day.
â€œMoney is yours,â€ she told The Huffington Post. â€œBut resources belong to society. Thatâ€™s the message I want to send out. If youâ€™re wasting your moneyâ€¦youâ€™re wasting societyâ€™s resources.â€