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This restaurant in Kerala offers free food to everyone

While patrons are not charged for a meal, they can contribute whatever amount they feel like in a donation box kept at the restaurant.

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Janakeeya Bhakshanasala (The People’s Restaurant), a Kerala restaurant, serves three meals a day, completely free of charge. The restaurant was launched on March 3 at Pathirapally in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. (Image Courtesy: Pixabay)
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Janakeeya Bhakshanasala (The People’s Restaurant), a Kerala restaurant, serves three meals a day, completely free of charge. The restaurant was launched on March 3 at Pathirapally in Kerala’s Alappuzha district. (Image Courtesy: Pixabay)

While patrons will not be charged for a meal, they are free to contribute to the donation box at the restaurant. The fund will be used to provide meals for those in need in future.
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While patrons will not be charged for a meal, they are free to contribute to the donation box at the restaurant. The fund will be used to provide meals for those in need in future.

A 2.5-acre plot has been set up opposite to the restaurant to provide organic vegetables for the meals. Customers are open to buy the farm produce, thereby, generating additional revenue to run the restaurant.
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A 2.5-acre plot has been set up opposite to the restaurant to provide organic vegetables for the meals. Customers are open to buy the farm produce, thereby, generating additional revenue to run the restaurant.

Tthe Kerala restaurant is equipped with a modern steam kitchen that can prepare food for up to 2,000 people. The two-floor eatery also has a waste management plant and a water treatment plant. (Image Courtesy: Pixabay)
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Tthe Kerala restaurant is equipped with a modern steam kitchen that can prepare food for up to 2,000 people. The two-floor eatery also has a waste management plant and a water treatment plant. (Image Courtesy: Pixabay)

The People’s Restaurant has been set up by Snehajalakam, a pain and palliative care unit associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist).
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The People’s Restaurant has been set up by Snehajalakam, a pain and palliative care unit associated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist).

“If you are hungry, you can come and eat here. There won’t be a cashier at the counter to settle your bill. Your conscience is the cashier. You can drop whatever amount you want to, kept at the box on the counter. Those who cannot afford to give anything can leave content, after a full meal,” said Thomas Isaac, Kerala finance minister in a Facebook post. (Image Courtesy: Facebook)
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“If you are hungry, you can come and eat here. There won’t be a cashier at the counter to settle your bill. Your conscience is the cashier. You can drop whatever amount you want to, kept at the box on the counter. Those who cannot afford to give anything can leave content, after a full meal,” said Thomas Isaac, Kerala finance minister in a Facebook post. (Image Courtesy: Facebook)

First Published on Mar 9, 2018 03:22 pm
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