A restaurant owner in Kochi, India saw a woman digging through her restaurant Pappadavada’s trash. Minu Pauline decided to donate the restaurants leftover food to the homeless.
Shortly after the small refrigerator turned into a large-scale donation center, with foods from her kitchen and those of other restaurants nearby. It’s open 24 hours a day and is never surveilled, allowing those in need to maintain their privacy while collecting donated food.
Not only has this fridge brought the community together, fed dozens of homeless daily but it’s helped cut down on food waste.
Approximately 30 percent (1.3 billion tons) of all food produced around the world is lost, trashed or otherwise wasted every year. : yep.