30,000 Pounds Of Leftover Super Bowl Food Donated To Shelters
Around 30,000 pounds of leftover food from the Superbowl did not go waste.
Food Rescue US partnered with NFL Green and Centerplate, the exclusive food and beverage partner at Hard Rock Stadium, to make sure the surplus food from the Super Bowl was distrubted to local Miami shelters with the help of countless volunteers.
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Beef tenderloins, barbecue chicken, wings, ribs and charcuterie plates are just some of the food that were rescued, ESPN reported.
“It’s a full volunteer job. We just want to help people in need,” Ellen Bowen, the director of Food Rescue US-Miami, told ESPN. “It’s amazing to see how much food there is that otherwise would have been thrown in the trash that can now feed so many people.”
ESPN said the food donated will feed around 20,000 people in need.
“With the scale of an event like the Super Bowl, we always prepare plenty of food, and I’m pleased to continue our partnership with Food Rescue US – Miami to deliver any surplus to local social service agencies feeding the hungry in our community,” said Chef Dayanny de la Cruz, Executive Chef of Centerplate at Hard Rock Stadium. “Our Centerplate team is proud to give back to the communities we serve, and to ensure that the meals we create can also support those in need, thanks to the efforts of the volunteer food rescue teams.”