If you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you’d know that sometimes, not all the food is eaten. When business is slow, the restaurant doesn’t sell as much food. But, they can’t reuse old products and get people sick. So, it goes in the trash.
There are thousands of people around the world starving–as we know from our parents who scolded us for not finishing all of our dinners when we were younger. What if we told you that there was a way for you to grab food from your favorite restaurants (for a discount!!) so they don’t throw everything in the trash? A new company is trying to do just that.
Food For All is an app that you can easily download on your phone and order food from partnered restaurants. Launched in Boston, the app offers users a chance to order food from their favorite restaurants for at least 50% off, and all you do is pick it up right before the restaurant closes.
The CEO of the company, David Rodriguez, told The Huffington Post:
“The main goal is to reduce food waste, and have better distribution for restaurants’ surplus food. If it were a country, food waste would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. It has a huge impact on global warming, yet people are not aware of it.”
According to the company’s website, over 100 billion pounds of food is wasted in the United States every year–which equals $160 billion.
Currently, the app is available and partners with restaurants in Boston and New York City, but hopes to expand to other cities soon. You can read more about the company’s mission and download the app on their website.