There is so much food wasted every day so chef J Gourmet from the Fairmont Hotel decided to send leftovers to animal shelters. The hotel is now calling out to other hotels to join them in this lovely initiative.
According to a report by the BCG, the amount of food wastage per year will increase by a third in 2030
They estimate that 2.1 billion tonnes of food will be lost or thrown away. this is equivalent to 66 tons of food per second.
So, Chef J Gourmet and his team at 5 Star Hotel Fairmont in Abu Dabhi had come up with a wonderful plan called Doggy Bag Initiative to give these foods a second way.
They decided to collect the hotel's leftover food and sent it to animal shelters.
Gourmet said that they carefully choose the ingredients that are safe to give the shelters.
They just take rice, vegetables, fish, meat, and bread for animals. Cheese, sauces, spices, and desserts are not allowed. The leftovers are cut and packaged in the same kitchen and then taken to the animal shelters.
They Deliver the food to the local "Cloud 9" pet hotel and wait to see if the stray animals would eat it.
This generous action prompted other luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi to do the same
The hotel has pledged to continue to send leftovers for the strays and called the other hotels and volunteers to join and help them with the initiative.
"We want more hotels and restaurants to join us in the fight against throwing away leftovers so that they don't become rubbish but food for other creatures," the chef said.