The shame and stigmas attached to establishments like soup kitchens often overpowers their benefits, which is why renowned British chef Massimo Bottura conceived The Refettorio Felix, a gorgeously decorated community dining hall for those in need.
The center sources high-quality leftovers from restaurants that would otherwise go to waste, providing the dining hall with the ability to serve high-end food at an incredibly low cost. The soup kitchen's interior is thoughtfully decorated and features a calming sea foam green paint, with whimsical paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling, potted plants, and plenty of natural light. The non-profit described interior design as a "universal pleasure that's missing from a lot of social projects." The implementation of a well designed soup kitchen provides an opportunity for vulnerable people to be alleviated from the stigmas of impoverishment.
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