Chefs Massimo Bottura of Italy and David Hertz of Brazil have launched, RefettoRio Gastromotiva, an initiative that salvages the leftovers from the Olympic Village in order to feed Brazil’s poor and homeless population. Rather than being trashed, the leftover food is delivered to a special new restaurant in central Rio where a international group of volunteer chefs are working to provide the city’s hungriest with 5,000 meals each day.

Gastromotiva will fight hunger and provide access to good food,” Mr Hertz explained to Reuters, and  will continue throughout the Olympics and Paralympic Games. Mr Hertz is hoping the initiative will be taken up in every Olympic host city in the future.

Read more at The Telegraph



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