About Food for Soul
Food for Soul is a non-profit organisation founded by chef Massimo Bottura to encourage communities to fight food waste in the interest of social inclusion and individual wellbeing. During Expo Milan 2015, the association built Refettorio Ambrosiano, a soup kitchen in an abandoned theatre, and brought more than 60 international chefs to cook from food surplus resulting from the global exhibition. Refettorio Ambrosiano is still open and is now run by Caritas Ambrosiana. In May 2016, Food for Soul started collaborating with Antoniano Onlus to empower the service of Mensa Padre Ernesto, a soup kitchen in Bologna. Food for Soul believes in providing inclusive environments that help bring dignity back to the table. Their projects are infused with art, design and beauty to engage guests in a holistic approach to nourishment: feeding the body and the soul. Food for Soul is not a charity project: it is a cultural one.