FlashFood, a student-run group out of Arizona State, are pioneering a new food recovery app. It’s providing neat model for how technology can connect excess food with those who need it, via willing student volunteers.
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I think this idea has real potential with caterers and restaurants, who often have extra food but require collection late in the evening. If you need volunteers game to make a midnight pickup, students are the ideal candidates. Now, whether any non-profit is available to collect that food at that hour is another question. But donors could always refrigerate or freeze food until the next morning.
That hurdle aside, FlashFood has a great model and seem quite committed to reducing waste. Kudos!