While everyone from celebrity chefs to consumer giants have recently amplified efforts towards tackling America's rampant food waste problem, one app has made it its mission to cut down on restaurant-created waste while letting consumers in on a major bargain.
Food For All connects hungry customers with area restaurants to offer them an 50-80 percent discount on foods that would otherwise be tossed at the end of a shift. According to Fortune, the app's pilot program has already kicked off in Boston, with 30 participating restaurants thus far. Following the success of their initial pilot period, the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to finalize their business model and expand their reach into other cities across the U.S.
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Since launching the campaign just days ago, 320 backers have already pledged nearly $13,000 of the $50,000 goal, with 28 days left to back the invest in the project. According to the company's mission statement, Food For All is hoping "to build social awareness regarding food waste, allowing people to buy great food from restaurants, food which is considered leftovers and thrown away by the end of the day."