Cooler, shelf offers food, clothes to poor. In San Thome.

Charity Shelves or Fridges have popped up here and there across the city – nooks where donors drop off food or clothes and footwear which can be picked up by people in need.

One such shelf has come up in San Thome; just off the pavement at the Kutchery Road – San Thome High Road junction, opposite the Cathedral.

This one has been set up by a NGO called Anbin Pathai. There is a cooler that stores cooked food and a shelf that had some footwear and some clothes when we spotted it on Thursday. The wall space around this facility sports some illustrations and visuals.

A security guard posted at the Airtel office on the opposite side said that the food was cleared quickly.

Contact Anbin Pathai at 9941642120  /  9025390089.


  • Report, photo by Aishwarya R, intern at Mylapore Times, The report was based on a lead given by Tasneem Kutub-ud-din. You too can share news leads with this newspaper.

One Comment on “Cooler, shelf offers food, clothes to poor. In San Thome.”

  1. I was at that spot yesterday afternoon!!

    Just a suggestion.

    Two huge boards are kept above these facilities. Both not noticeable due to height.

    The contents were only in Tamil.

    I wondered what was up and tried finding any info and spotted the boards.

    As I had previous seen articles in MT about such ventures, I guessed the purpose.

    Boards can be bilingual or trilingual (With Hindi) and placed in place where its easily seen.

    You may delete if this seems to be frivolous or insulting!!

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