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Thursday, August 25, 2016

OLYMPIANS’ FOOD FEEDS THE HUNGRY



While not as publicized as the triumphs of the US women’s basketball team, two chefs and a journalist are scoring are scoring a victory by using Olympic food waste to feed Brazil’s hungry. With the Olympic village churning out 466,000 pounds of food a day, chef Massimo Bottura of Ostteria Francescana, the top restaurant in the world according to this year’s World’s 50 Best Awards, Brazilian chef David Hertz, and journalist Ale Forbes identified the opportunity to put surplus food to good use by launching RefettoRio Gastromotiva. The program won’t end when of the Rio Games end either. Bottura’s nonprofit, Food for Soul, will continue supporting RefettoRio Gastromotiva, as it transitions to a paid lunch service whose profits will go toward free dinners for the hungry. (Bottura is also launching a soup kitchen project in the Bronx Robert De Niro.)

Source: Tasting Table, 8/15/16, Olympic Waste-to-Table