If you wander the streets of Kochi, India, and visit a restaurant called Pappadavada, you will see something that is both unique and beautiful outside of the dining establishment.
The owner of the restaurant, Minu Pauline, has placed a refrigerator in front of her restaurant, and she fills it every single day with food for the homeless.
Pauline realized she didn’t want to throw away unused food, so she came up with a unique and thoughtful approach to disposing of her restaurants extra food.
She leaves the refrigerator out on the curb so that no one in her community goes hungry.
The refrigerator is known as the “Tree of Goodness,” and since debuting on March 23 it has fed hundreds of hungry locals.
The fridge is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and it’s always unlocked. Each platter has a date written on it so the homeless don’t eat spoiled food.
The response has been largely supportive and the fridge is now receiving regular donations from restaurant patrons and other people.
Pauline herself leaves around 75 to 80 portions of food per day. “Money is yours,” she told The Huffington Post. “But resources belong to society. That’s the message I want to send out.”