Giving Back: Minu Pauline

Photo via upworthy.com

Photo via upworthy.com

While we're all about using design to solve problems in the home, we love when people apply creative thinking to all kinds of issues, both small and large. We were inspired by this Upworthy story about Minu Pauline, a feisty Indian entrepreneur and restaurateur who noticed how many hungry people would dig through the trash outside of her shop looking for a sustaining morsel. Realizing how much food she, her staff, and their customers wasted everyday, Pauline installed a fully functional fridge outside of the restaurant, stocking it with enough leftovers to feed 200 to 300 people every day. Soon the whole community was bringing by food that would otherwise go to waste. A simple solution by a strong woman that elegantly combats hunger and waste? We dig it.