30,000 lbs. of leftover Super Bowl food was donated to local shelters

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In the past, almost all Super Bowl food is disposed of, but this year, Food Rescue US, Centerplate Hospitality, and the NFL Green Initiative collected and distributed over 30,000 pounds of food to local Miami shelters with the help of volunteers.

On the Monday following the Super Bowl volunteers collected, packed, and shipped food that was leftover from the concession stands, catered sections, and other areas.

“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.”

The food collected is enough to geed around 20,000 people in need.