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New Smartphone App Will Help You Share Your Leftover Food (Take a Poll)

submitted on August 6, 2013 by HouTex in "Products / Gadgets"
Eeek This sounds like a joke, but these people are serious and restaurant portions keep getting larger. I don't think this will appeal to everyone (or anyone?) and I'm not sure everyone who needs food would have smartphones. But here's how it will work: Just take a photo of your leftover food and post it to the app's database. Then total strangers in your area can trade you or just take it off your hands. I guess it's a noble effort to avoid wasted food, but I don't think I would do it....

Here's the link where you can sign up and be the first to know when the app is available for download - or follow them on Twitter, .
It can be used by hungry takers or those who have extra to share.

These are the problems the app can potentially solve:
40% of the food we produce goes to waste.
25% of us don't know our neighbors' names.
70% of us are overweight.
16% of Americans lack enough food for a healthy lifestyle.
99% of us don't need a second helping of the beef lo mein.


If you love taking pictures of food, reducing waste, eating healthier, helping those in need, or just meeting your neighbors, you should check it out! Amused
1. Would you download this app?
 Yes, to share my leftovers
 Yes, to find some leftovers
 I would try both options
 Not for me!
2. I want to... [choose all that apply]
 Share my extra food instead of throwing it away
 Meet my neighbors
 Lose weight
 Eat healthier portions
 Skip the second helping of a large meal
 Stay away from this app!
 or See Results 


  • 180316
    10 8 2
    Posted by 2kidsnuts on August 6, 2013
    [reply] 2 0
    Doesn't sound very safe unless it was from people you know well. Not for me, am too picky about food safety!
  • 180332
    9 7 2
    Posted by Version on August 7, 2013
    [reply] 1 0
    Why would anyone want to eat leftovers from a total stranger when you don't know if that person is healthy.
  • 180390
    1 1
    12 6 1
    Posted by mooncow728 on August 8, 2013
    [reply] 1 0
    It might be alright if it's food that's about to expire that is still sealed. I don't know how many times I've found something still sealed that I had forgotten about. Or sometimes you buy something because it's cheap (or free with coupons) and you don't like it but can't stand throwing it away.

    In order for me to accept something though it would have to be something that doesn't have to be refrigerated and is still sealed. I can't even imagine the idea of just taking leftover food that someone could have tampered with. Eww!! Confused
  • 180411
    Posted by YanBz on August 8, 2013 [reply] 0 0
    I think I would only be comfortable sharing sealed & canned food.

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