Restaurant owner Minu Pauline recently began donating uneaten food to the public as a way to reduce food waste and combat hunger in Kochi, India. With more restaurants and supermarkets looking for methods of repurposing leftover food, this initiative demonstrates a unique way to get perfectly edible meals in the hands of those in need.
In order to make sure that her leftover food was not going to waste, Pauline installed a refrigerator in front of her restaurant, which she has dubbed the 'tree of goodness.' In addition to the food added by Pauline herself, customers are asked to deposit their own leftovers in the fridge so that those in need can access them. There is no lock on the fridge and it is accessible 24 hours a day to anyone who needs it.
Pauline's communal refrigerator demonstrates a unique way of donating uneaten food to those who need it the most.