Since the beginning of the games, two celebrity chefs, along with their teams, have been gathering perfectly good leftovers from the Olympic village that were destined for the trash. Their goal has been to make 5,000 meals a day from these leftovers, for homeless people, and other people in need. Although a seemingly unlikely spot, it is actually ideal for their end goal.
The chefs in the village have the grueling task of feeding 18,000 athletes, coaches, and officials, and use approximately 250 tons of raw materials for EACH meal, according to The New York Times. This particular program doesnâ€™t just stop at the Olympics; it will also continue on through the Paralympics (which start September 7th).
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