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This App Reduces Food Waste By Getting Leftovers To Those In Need

By Aimee Lutkin

Restaurants, catering companies, grocery stores, and any place that manages large amounts of food often have huge amounts of leftovers that end up in the trash. Not only is it a wasteful practice when so many people are hungry, it also creates waste that takes up room in landfills. The energy used to produce that food is also expended to no purpose, consuming water and power, but feeding no one. Fast Company reports that an app called Goodr is trying to fix the problem, and they're having amazing results.

Jasmine Crowe launched Goodr in 2017, after going viral the year before for hosting dinners for the homeless in Atlanta. Crowe says after her touch with fame, she was often asked about who contributed the food to her dinners.

"And the reality was that no restaurants donated the food. I literally was just taking volunteer donations and spending sometimes my last money to make these things happen,” she said. The situation made Crowe wonder what could be done to connect restaurants to donation opportunities. Goodr seeks to fill that gap, and manage food waste so it goes to people who can use it.