An underprivileged woman, child in tow, tentatively approaches a ‘community fridge’ set up off New Link Road in Oshiwara on Friday morning. Locals hand them packets containing freshly made poha. A few minutes later, stomachs full, they’re beaming. They’re just two of the 300-odd people who the fridge caters to daily, says Preeti Khurana, a Lokhandwala resident who runs an import business.
It was Khurana who set up the fridge on?May 18 after hearing about a similar one that had been set up by the Versova Welfare Association (VWA) in January.
“The fridge doesn’t only cater to the underprivileged. As this is a commercial hub, loaders, autorickshaw drivers and BMC workers also stop by to grab a bite when they’re hungry,” she says.
Residents of Morya Classic Society, Oshiwara, not only pay for the electricity that keeps the fridge running, but also chip in with roti-sabzi, fresh fruits and snacks ranging …