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International Chefs Cook Surplus Olympic Food for Rio’s Poor Residents

RefettoRio Gastromotiva aims to produce approximately 5,000 meals per day using only the donated ingredients from the Olympic Village.

Chef Massimo Bottura of Italy and Chef David Hertz of Brazil conceived RefettoRio Gastromotiva in an effort to end Rio de Janeiro’s hunger problem. RefettoRio Gastromotiva, which is made up of a group of international chefs who cook surplus food donated from the Olympic Village and serve it to the city’s poor residents, aims to produce approximately 5,000 meals per day using only the donated ingredients.

RefettoRio Gastromotiva will continue its work through the duration of the Olympics and Paralympic Games. After those events come to an end, it will function as a “social business,” and it will provide vocational training for restaurant professionals.

The Independent has more:

A group of international chefs has launched an effort to tackle the widespread hunger problem in Rio de Janeiro by cooking surplus food donated from the Olympic Village and serving it to impoverished residents.

The 31st Olympic Games in the Brazilian city have faced major criticism as the country struggles through a massive economic crisis. 

However, the catering company contracted to the Olympic Village - and 11,000 competitors - says it is doing its bit by providing meals for the hungry.

Read the full story here.

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