Food that had been prepared to feed athletes headed to the now-postponed Olympics in Tokyo will instead be donated to food banks in Colorado.
About a ton of food worth $125,000 will be donated to food banks in all 31 counties of southern Colorado, according to Colorado Springs NBC affiliate.
The was originally prepared and sent to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
“They, thankfully, made a delightful phone call for us to receive and said, ‘Hey, we have some food. Would you like it?’ And we said of course,” Shannon Brice, the COO of Care and Share, told NBC.
Care and Share has been supplying local food banks with more food since the COVID-19 crisis has left more people out of work. Big donations like the one from the training center are critical right now.
“As this continues to happen and we continue to deal with this pandemic, that support of our organization in the long-haul is going to be massively critical for us to meet the need,” Brice said.
The Tokyo Olympics were originally slated for July 23, but they have now been rescheduled for Aug. 8, 2021.