For people and the planet

An initiative of Food for Soul

Our latest recipes and stories

From the Osteria Francescana


Inspirations from around

the world

From our Refettorios and

Social Tables

Credits: Stephanie Biteau

Join our Call to Act!


Gift a symbolic meal and a moment of shared conviviality to those who don’t have access to fresh food, a home to cook or a table to enjoy a meal. $10 will help recover 10 pounds (4.5kg) of surplus food and provide at least 8 meals to people in need. 


Put your chef's hat on, take inspiration from one of the many recipes you can find here, search in your fridge for undervalued ingredients and create your own recipe!


Submit your recipe with a picture and the story behind it, tell us why Cooking is an Act of Love for you, and we will share it here for everyone to enjoy it.


Share, share, share! Post your creations on social media using the hashtag #CookingIsAnActOfLove or tagging Food for Soul, invite your friends and loved ones to submit their own recipes and help us spread the love.



Today, 1.3 billion tons, about 1/3 of food produced, gets lost or wasted, while globally over 800 million people are hungry, don’t have access to fresh food, a home to cook or a table to enjoy a meal. At the same time, social isolation is an increasing public health threat. Not having access to healthy food creates inequalities and social vulnerability, it’s so much more than just about the waste of resources. To make a cultural revolution we should learn to see and appreciate the value of food.

Only by doing that, we will stop wasting it. 


At Food for Soul, we believe that Cooking is an Act of Love, for People and Planet. This Call to Act brings us all together, because our greatest potential lies in joining forces. 


Follow the steps above and use this website as your very own cookbook. Check out our recipes, let the stories behind them inspire you, cook with what you have at home, and share them with us!

Credits: Simon Owen Red Photograohic