Food For Soul

Food for Soul is a non-profit organization founded by chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore empowering local communities to cultivate a more just sustainable food system by saving food from waste and reducing barriers to food security and livelihood.

Through advocacy and educational initiatives, they are giving consumers the tools to shift habits toward socially and environmentally responsible behaviors; while collaborating with local nonprofits to create Refettorio projects, community spaces with social kitchens, that recover and transform surplus and imperfect foods into nourishing meals for those most vulnerable alongside education and training programs.

To date the organization has opened 13 projects, 12 Refettorios across 9 countries, Italy, UK, France, Brazil, Mexico, Switzerland, Peru, Australia and the USA; with 6 more in development. Since 2015, Food for Soul’s mission has inspired worldwide outcomes directly impacting UN Sustainable Development Goals 2, 12, 13; as the global Refettorio Network of Partners have collectively saved more than 1069 tonnes of food from waste, served 2.39 mil meals with hospitality and provided 1.2 mil fresh food packages with the helping hands of over 155K volunteers and guest chefs.




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