Sunday, December 13, 2015
MOBILE APP FIGHTS FOOD WASTE
One recent Monday morning, Daniel Guhl, manager of a San Jose (CA) soup kitchen that serves roughly 157,000 meals a year, picked up 100 pounds of mac & cheese; 300 pre-made pizzas; and 300 brownies, mini tarts and pastries from Levi’s Stadium, home of the San Francisco 49ers where a paltry home game turnout left the venue with more food than it knew what to do with. Since the start of football season, the venue has donated more than 12,000 meals to local charities through a mobile app created by the 18-year old founder of Waste No Food. Local food service providers—convention and banquet centers, corporate cafeterias, sports facilities, and restaurants—log onto the app to report when they have surplus food. The app then pushes out an alert to nonprofit providers who can contact the food source.
Source: San Jose Inside, 12/2/15, Food Waste App