Super Bowl Food Not Wasted, Shelters Will Feast
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- More than 30,000 pounds of food went unused at Hard Rock Stadium during Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, but it isn't going to waste.
Starting Monday morning and continuing through Thursday, volunteers with Food Rescue US are partnering with Centerplate and NFL Green to rescue that food, pack it up and ship it from Hard Rock Stadium to five local area shelters in need.
Days after the Super Bowl, tens of thousands of people will be fed high-quality food that went unpurchased and untouched on Super Bowl Sunday.
The food collected includes beef tenderloins, barbecue chicken, wings, ribs and charcuterie plates from VIP catered sections, concession stands, and suites, among other places.
Food Rescue US Miami director Ellen Bowen said more than 10,000 pounds of food was rescued and sent off from Hard Rock Stadium. Volunteers resumed work Tuesday morning and will work on three volunteer shifts. They anticipate rescuing at least another 10,000 pounds Tuesday and shipping that off to their shelter partners.
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