Hyderabad: In a first-its-kind-initiative, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has set up public refrigerators at Shilparamam in Hyderabad, in order to avoid vast food wastage and to help those in need.
With ‘Feed the Need’ initiative, refrigerators installed at various places in the city, many voluntary organizations, including Apple Home NGO, Aga Khan foundation and Lahoti Trust have come forward to be a part of the programme.
West Zone GHMC Commissioner Hari Chandana said the response of the programme has brought awareness among the people about waste food generated at homes and eateries. The same food can now be donated to the needy with the help of the platform. Everyone can come forward and contribute and make it a success, she said. She also said that now they are receiving stupendous response and needy are making use of this community fridge.
At present, 530-litre refrigerators are installed at 10 locations in the city, out of them, three are running at Madhapur-Shiparamam, Blood Bank-Jubilee Hills Check Post, NIMS Hospital back gate. Others are at Erragadda, Red Hills, Chanda Nagar, Nilofer Hospital, Basavatarakamma Cancer Hospital and Gachibowli. The GHMC is taking care of electricity and maintenance part and even a person is allotted to look after the community refrigerator.