Ever since I got involved with food rescue organization, Second Harvest, I have become more and more informed on the GIANT issue of food waste in Canada. Did you know that each year $31 billion worth of food goes to waste? EACH. YEAR. And this while thousands of people in our city are experiencing hunger and food insecurity on a daily basis
Second Harvest rescues nutritious, fresh, surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it to a network of over 250 social service agencies in Toronto, ranging from women’s shelters, seniors homes, children’s programs, etc. On a daily basis, Second Harvest delivers enough food to provide over 30,000 with healthy meals. Pretty incredible, right?
Recently, Second Harvest has partnered with the team at Feedback, the developers of an innovative, mobile app designed to connect consumers with restaurants offering time-specific, deep discounts on delicious food, in an effort to reduce food waste.
Developed by cousins Josh and Ben Walters, who share a passion for sustainability and innovation, Feedback app is offering a great solution to the issue of surplus, end-of-day food in restaurants throughout the city, while offering consumers and opportunity to enjoy great food at a great price, it’s a win-win!
Currently, Feedback app has 30+ restaurants in its roster, ranging from salad bars to coffee shop and pizza places, and the list keeps growing daily! The best part, is that Josh and Ben are committed to giving back to the community, and will be donating a meal to Second Harvest with every new order placed through the app.
Offering great discounts on delicious food, while reducing food waste and fighting hunger and food insecurity through community partnerships…this is some cool technology I can really get behind!!
Check out the video below for a closer look at how it all works and be sure to download the app!