Beyond the glitter, abundant talent and the last moment Best Picture mismatch, the Oscars would be remembered for one more uneventful event. An initiative supported by Frieda Pinto. As reported in Mashable, the Slumdog Millionaire actress, accompanied with a San Francisco-based non-profit organization named Copia, took over the responsibility of distributing excess food from the event and its after party to various Los Angeles communities which have hundreds of homeless individuals who spend many nights without food.
Pinto shared this encouraging news though her Instagram handle. She posted photos of her partnership with Copia and mentioned how 800 people were lovingly fed with a menu which incorporated chicken pot pie, potatoes with caviar, Oscar-shaped matzo crackers, gold-dusted popcorn and various other specialties of food which were all sent to different shelters and communities. Since the past 23 years, Wolfgang Puck prepares the food for the Governor’s Ball, The Oscar Ceremony and its after party. He is associated with another non-profit organization called, Chefs to End Hunger which has been donating food to restaurants and shelter homes since the last six years.
Frieda Pinto was reported saying “Our aim is to ensure that no one goes hungry in our film and TV town of Los Angeles by recovering leftover foods from all of our big parties and events”. The actress told the Vanity Fair in February that how the “no food waste” initiative was one of the main bonuses of being an Academy Member.
In the United States of America, wastage of food is emerging as a major problem, with an estimated 40% of all food produced going straight to waste and millions going to bed hungry every night. But good souls like Frieda Pinto, with the help of organizations like Copia and Chefs to End Hunger, have played a pivotal role in suppressing this alarming statistic. The organizations bring together celebrities and food waste redistributors to promote awareness on food waste and good will. It is indeed a step forward to showcase the spirit of compassion and brotherhood from a sector which is often looked and judged upon with a scandalous eye.
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