From the athletes to the fans, a lot of food is being eaten in the city of Rio de Janeiro. You’ve read about Michael Phelps’ 12,000 calorie diet; well, imagine how many calories ALL the athletes must eat every day. Unfortunately, that means there’s also a lot of waste. That’s where Massimo Bottura, a world famous chef, comes into play.
Bottura runs a well-known restaurant in Italy and he’s teaming up with Brazilian chef David Hertz to produce 5,000 meals each day to feed the homeless with food that would be thrown out anyways.
Hertz told reporters they’re “going to work only with ingredients that are about to be wasted, like ugly fruit and vegetables, or yogurt that is going to be wasted in two days if you don’t buy it. We want to fight hunger and provide access to good food.”
The project is expected to continue even after the games are finished.