When we prepare or order food in excess, we often don’t fathom the amount that goes to waste. Moreover, we don’t realise the impact of food waste on the lives of people and the economy. On one hand, there are restaurant tables overflowing with food and on the other, there are hundreds of people who go to sleep hungry. Now the good news is, Goa and Bandra in Mumbai have set up new community fridges to ensure no one sleeps hungry. Restaurants and locals can donate excess food prepared. And people can just open these fridges, and gorge on freshly prepared food with dignity. Read on to know more.
DJ Rinton Set Up A Food Bank In Goa To Feed Needy & Homeless
DJ Rinton, a popular man from Goa’s nightlife community established a food bank or community kitchen in Panaji. Through this food bank he aims to feed the homeless and needy. DJ Rinton stated to TOI “I realised a lot of beggars around the area are even eating from the floor. And now that I am in the food business, I thought this could be my way of giving back to society.” Rinton decided to open a community fridge after recently establishing his own cafe in Panaji.
With the help of social media well-wishers, Rinton created awareness about his initiative. Amogh Fulari donated a fridge and Anees Shaik suggested Rinton use the space at his store situated opposite Panaji church. Rinton approaches people in need and tells them know about this community fridge. People in need can collect food free of cost from these community fridges. Rinton inaugurated the food bank on October 19. He stated to TOI that he shall personally monitor the fridge to ensure the availability of fresh food. He will also approach restaurants and locals to donate excess food prepared in their kitchens.
Bandra In Mumbai Now Has A Community Fridge At St Joseph’s International School
Bandra in Mumbai is also paving the way amid this pandemic. The locality opened a community fridge to make sure no one goes to bed hungry. Situated at St Joseph’s International School in Bandra West this community fridge aims to give people easy access to food and other necessities. According to Mid-Day, anyone can chip in cooked food and other rations. Since it’s nestled in a public space, people in need can easily locate this fridge and pick up anything they want without any hesitation. Organisers will also set up space at the stall, where people can donate their clothes and other necessities. Well, we salute humanity for coming together to help the community during these trying times. Meanwhile here’s the inspirational story of a Delhi woman who set up an idli stall to support her daughter’s education.