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Thousands of meals meant for an Ohio sports festival will instead be sent to Nashville to feed first responders

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Article by Leah Asmelash, CNN

Amid growing coronavirus fears, the annual Arnold Sports Festival was prohibited from allowing general spectators. The change left the festival with a bunch of food — but no one to eat it.

The event — a multi-sport festival that includes the Arnold Classic, a bodybuilding competition named after Arnold Schwarzenegger — takes place every year in Columbus, Ohio. This year, however, Ohio authorities prohibited general spectators from attending the festival, because of coronavirus.

The change left the festival with enough food to accommodate the 200,000 people that typically attend. Instead of throwing it away, the festival found a better use: sending the meals to tornado victims in Nashville.

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