Pappada Vada, a restaurant in Kochi has come up with a unique idea to help feed the poor and the homeless. This is the brain-child of Minu Pauline, the owner of the restaurant. In a report by Bignewslive, the restaurant has installed a public fridge where people can leave their food for the homeless and those needing a helping hand. This noble gesture by the restaurant will ensure that the needy can feed themselves with dignity.
Called “Nanma Maram”, which loosely translates as ‘Tree of Goodness’, the fridge, which is located at Kaloor Kathrikadavu road in Kochi will work at all times, through out the year. Everybody can access the fridge, both, to take and to deposit food. Besides this, the Pappada Vada restaurant will stock the fridge with 50 food packets on a daily basis.
Homeless people and those struggling to buy food can help themselves to products in the refrigerator. Pappada Vada will take care of the cost and the operation of Nanma Maram. The restaurant is requesting residents of Kochi to bring in their excess food to Nanma Maram.
One has to make sure that the food is neatly packed and that it is fresh. One also needs to state the preparation date of the food. The restaurant is aiming to reduce wastage of food by ensuring that excess food will reach those in need. It is a matter of feeding not only the body but also the soul through a “great act of charity”. The Pappada Vada restaurant is a modern take on the quintessential tea shops one finds across Kerala. In a report by Homegrown, this restaurant has found a way to stand out humbly yet powerfully.