Anyone who's taken leftovers home knows what sometimes happens to the food--it goes uneaten. We've all been there, so we totally get it. But while this might not affect us, it can definitely affect others. And no one knows it better than this restaurant owner.
Minu Pauline, owner of Pappadavada in India, was hard at work one night and going about her business when something she saw later stopped her in her tracks. A starving lady was desperately searching in a trashcan for food.
"The woman had been sleeping and was woken up by her hunger, so she had to go in search of food instead of sleeping," Pauline said.
That particular night, her restaurant had made a lot of extra food that they could've easily given to the woman. So that's what inspired Pauline to give a heartwarming update on the traditional "doggy bag."
The restaurant now has a fridge outside that customers are encouraged to put leftover food in for needy people to take. Anyone who's hungry is allowed to take a meal from the fridge, which is open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Pauline only asks that patrons write down the date they ordered the food, so people know how long it's been there.
And there's been a huge response from the community, with several generous donations. But the fridge still needs to be restocked regularly, showing just how needed it is in the community.
To make sure no one who passes by goes without food, Pauline even adds 75 or 80 portions of food herself to the fridge on a regular basis.
"There’s days when I put 100 in there," she said. "There are no limits."
Obviously, there's no limits to her kindness, either. Beautiful idea!
via Huffington Post