A food sharing app to help reduce food wastage in big cities
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- Goodwill. It stands to reason that no one intentionally wants to waste food. In a similar vein, no one really wants another fellow being to go hungry.
- Communal funding. During a period of time, say a month, members who want to participate in the program could set aside the amount of money they choose, with no limits. At the end of a set period of time, the cash could be divided among all the places he ate. The chance to make extra money should be incentive enough when goodwill fails.
- Minimize food wastage
- Good morale - Knowing you're contributing to a better world is good for your own well being
- Creates a positive association with local businesses- Reliance on local business at your lowest creates loyalty to them once you can afford all your meals.
- Offers non-profits like orphanages a low-cost food alternative while providing a variety of food experiences to the less fortunate.
Leftover bins on the street
- form several portions from the leftovers, pack them in recycled packaging made by the leftover bin company, put it inside the leftover bin with the label on top, and sell it via any food ordering app with a 50-90% discount (strict health regulations need to be followed to ensure the quality of leftover food).
- form free meal (or just some fruit, veggies) packages for the passengers and homeless people
- throw the food away in the organic waste compartment of the bin
- as you mentioned, because they are keen on doing acts of kindness
- to save money in two ways: 1) sell the leftovers instead of throwing them; 2) pay less for the waste management by paying a small rent fee for the bin (which would take care of the organic waste)
- to support recycling and green policies (organic waste would be used to produce e.g. fertilizers)