The restaurant Pappadavada in Kochi, India allows customers to put their leftover food in a refrigerator located outside for the hungry to take.

  • The owner of the restaurant, Minu Pauline, calls the fridge “tree of goodness”
  • The fridge is open 24-hours a day and stays unlocked
  • People in need of a meal are encouraged to take from the fridge at any time
  • Local businesses in the area are also contributing to the fridge
  • The only requirement is that you write the date on the food’s container
  • Pauline says she’d prefer people not just buy food to place in the fridge, but instead put in their leftovers they’d otherwise throw away


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