Food for All - A unique Community Refrigerator Initiative

When Robinhood was known for taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor, our very own Dr Issa collects and serves excess food to the a large number of starving souls in our society.

Ever wanted to feed needy people with freshly made food? It is now possible!

As people have been trying to tackle the ever-widening problem of hunger, Chennai’s Orthodontic Dr Issa Fathima Jasmine might have found a solution which seeks to address the issue of both food wastage and hunger to a certain extent. In August 2017, she  opened up the first public fridge called ‘Ayyamittu Unn’.

In a matter of months, three other locations in Chennai and one in Bengaluru sported these community fridges which has been providing free food to at least 400 needy people on a daily basis. Not only food, but people across the city can keep also store books, clothes and other stationery items in the storage near the community fridge.

Issa Fathima Jasmine is the managing trustee of “The Public Foundation” which runs these fridges in Chennai and Bangalore.

Everyday, from 9am to 7pm, people from nearby areas place fruits, biscuits, water and cooked meals inside the fridge. Others put shoes, socks, clothes, books and more in the shelves. And throughout the day, the people in need can come and take whatever they want from the fridge and shelves

These community fridges are mostly located in residential areas where donors have to adhere to specific guidelines before donating food items to maintain safety and hygiene. Issa stated, “We do not want people to eat stale food and hence ask our donors to pack it neatly.” People are not allowed to donate milk packets and non-vegetarian items in these fridges as well. These fridges are further looked after by security guards who ensure the quality standards of the food that is left in the refrigerators. Each of these refrigerators is open for operations from 7 AM to 9 PM and has the capacity of storing 400 packets of food.

The cost incurred towards the installation of one such refrigerator is 40,000 INR. 

The food wastage levels are beyond shocking and a real eye opener. With your donations and support - we can make realise this dream of installing a community fridge in every locality of our country!

Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 1

148 units
Required

2 units
Funded

50.00

Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 2

98 units
Required

2 units
Funded

100.00

Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 3

25 units
Required

0 units
Funded

500.00

Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 4

10 units
Required

0 units
Funded

1000.00

Backers

Jeet Anand
Jeet Anand

0.5 % Products Funded

vijaysinh mori
Anonymous

0.25 % Products Funded

There is no updates still yet

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Do something that leaves an everlasting impact on the society. Contribute towards feeding the needy through an innovative cause of community refrigerators where people can drop their excess food for the underprivileged who go to bed hungry every night. With your donations and support - we can make realise this dream of installing a community fridge in every locality of our country!

More About Campaign
Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 1

148 units
Required

2 units
Funded

50.00

Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 2

98 units
Required

2 units
Funded

100.00

Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 3

25 units
Required

0 units
Funded

500.00

Urgent

Community Fridge - Fund 4

10 units
Required

0 units
Funded

1000.00

When Robinhood was known for taking money from the rich and giving it to the poor, our very own Dr Issa collects and serves excess food to the a large number of starving souls in our society.

Ever wanted to feed needy people with freshly made food? It is now possible!

As people have been trying to tackle the ever-widening problem of hunger, Chennai’s Orthodontic Dr Issa Fathima Jasmine might have found a solution which seeks to address the issue of both food wastage and hunger to a certain extent. In August 2017, she  opened up the first public fridge called ‘Ayyamittu Unn’.

In a matter of months, three other locations in Chennai and one in Bengaluru sported these community fridges which has been providing free food to at least 400 needy people on a daily basis. Not only food, but people across the city can keep also store books, clothes and other stationery items in the storage near the community fridge.

Issa Fathima Jasmine is the managing trustee of “The Public Foundation” which runs these fridges in Chennai and Bangalore.

Everyday, from 9am to 7pm, people from nearby areas place fruits, biscuits, water and cooked meals inside the fridge. Others put shoes, socks, clothes, books and more in the shelves. And throughout the day, the people in need can come and take whatever they want from the fridge and shelves

These community fridges are mostly located in residential areas where donors have to adhere to specific guidelines before donating food items to maintain safety and hygiene. Issa stated, “We do not want people to eat stale food and hence ask our donors to pack it neatly.” People are not allowed to donate milk packets and non-vegetarian items in these fridges as well. These fridges are further looked after by security guards who ensure the quality standards of the food that is left in the refrigerators. Each of these refrigerators is open for operations from 7 AM to 9 PM and has the capacity of storing 400 packets of food.

The cost incurred towards the installation of one such refrigerator is 40,000 INR. 

The food wastage levels are beyond shocking and a real eye opener. With your donations and support - we can make realise this dream of installing a community fridge in every locality of our country!

Backers

Jeet Anand
Jeet Anand

0.5 % Products Funded

vijaysinh mori
Anonymous

0.25 % Products Funded

There is no updates still yet