Chefs in the Olympic Village Are Donating Food to the Underprivileged

By: Hayley McGlone - Aug 16, 2016
References: reuters & thisisinsider
Chefs from the Olympic Village are using surplus food to create meals for the underprivileged in Rio.

Two chefs from Italy and Brazil are looking to make around 5,000 meals a day using the surplus food from the Olympic Village. Chefs David Hertz and Massimo Bottura are working with a team of 40 other chefs to combat food waste and feed the hungry during the Olympic Games in Rio. With an estimated 800 million people hungry worldwide and about 30 to 40 percent of food produced ending up in landfills, Hertz and Bottura want to show how excess food can be used to feed the poor.

Hertz hopes that the food donations from the Olympic Village will be successful and that similar initiatives will take place at all future Olympic Games.