2023 Author: Cody Thornton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-06-06 02:02
In India, Papada Vada went beyond the doggy bag, the package to take the remains of dinner away from restaurants.
A fridge popped up outside the club in Kochi, a large port city in the federal state of Kerala. Goal: to constantly fill it with food, so that the poor and those in need can get supplies at any time of day. Without asking for anything, without paying anything.
The idea comes from Minu Pauline, 28, owner of Papada Vada, a well-known city restaurant that also serves tea.
“One night I saw a homeless man awakened by hunger rummaging through the garbage for food. I immediately thought of the many leftovers of Papadavada, of how they could have fed it “.
A few days later a large 420-liter fridge appeared outside his restaurant. For Minu, who supplies him with 70/80 well-labeled meals a day, it is Nanma Maran, the tree of life.
Even the citizens of Kochi who can afford it have been invited to donate meals, writing the expiry date on the package so that the quality of the food is always under control.
The money is ours, Minu told the Huffington Post, but the resources belong to everyone. This is the message we want to convey. You can waste your money, but if you do it with resources, you waste an asset that belongs to society “.