I often hear people say, “There’s an app for that,” when it comes to the dumbest things. But this new app in the UK is the coolest app I’ve ever heard of. Seriously, I need the US to get their junk together and get on board. It’s called Too Good To Go and it’s such a simple yet brilliant concept. I’m floored it’s never been done before.
Here’s how it works:
Restaurants have leftover food at the end of the day or after peak mealtimes that they are going to toss in the trash. They update the app showing the leftover food. You log into the app and see what restaurants have to offer. You purchase the food at a discounted price and save it from becoming food waste. You head to the restaurant at the specified pickup time and walk away with cheap food. You score. The restaurant scores. The world scores.
Did you know over 1.3 billion pounds of food is wasted every year. Let me repeat that. ONE POINT THREE BILLION POUNDS OF FOOD. I can’t wrap my head around that. So many people are going hungry and so much food is going to waste. We live in a country full of wildly intelligent people. How have we not put two and two together?
“Food waste just seems like one of the dumbest problems we have in this world,” co-founder James Crummie said. “The restaurant industry is wasting about 600,000 tonnes of food each year, and in the UK alone there are one million people on emergency food parcels from food banks. Why do we have these two massive social issues that are completely connected, yet there is not much going on to address them?”
Exactly. This app is awesome and a great start to correcting that.
What do you think? Would you use the service? I totally would.