The need of food differs in every country,there are different approached provided by app. Generally, they can becategorised in apps within developed countries and developing countries.DevelopedcountriesOLIO The free app connects people within theneighbourhood to local business so that excess food can be shared without goingto waste. The food on offer are food nearing to itsexpiry dates in local shops, spare home-grown vegetables, bread from localbakery or even the groceries in the fridge that you want to give away while onholiday.OLIO can also be used for the donation of non-food household items tooalthough it is not the primary objective.Food CloudFood Cloud app connectsbusinesses that have surplus food to charities in the local community.
If a store hasperfectly good food that they cannot sell, quickly and easily they are able to uploada description of the food using an in-store scanner or using a smartphone app.The connected charity receives notifications of when the food is ready forcollection.A local charitylinked to the store through our platform receives a notification letting themknow food is available for collection. The charity responds accepting thefood and they go and collect it. The partner charities include breakfast clubs tohomeless hostels to family support services. This allows them to relocate theirfunding towards their core service and support their underlying mission.
TooGoodToGoAn app officiallyreleased in the UK across several cities, shows users local restaurants thatare willing to sell high-quality dishes for between £2 and £3.80 or even lessthan half the price they would normally sell it. iOS and Android platforms areavailable, users pay with a credit card and collect food from the restaurantduring a time slot, which is often as a café closes, or after lunch or dinner.Developing Nations Zero Percent (USA)A food wastage app wasdeveloped by Rajesh Karmani allowing commercial restaurants to donate theexcess food to small kitchens and to provide to food access points to those inneed. The functionality within the app allows the use to simply click a button.
The app requires a few necessary questions from the app on information such aswhere to pick up food and a trained local from food handling would come alongto collect the food. The app also includes tips for users to reduce the amountof food they waste. There were some positive results from the app with anestimate of one million meal being saved from food that could have been wasted.
There has been contribution from almost 450 donors. Cheetah (West Africa)The researchers at the University of Twentehave developed an app with backing from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairsto find solutions to the problem: Fruit and veg production is halved is spoiledbefore it gets to the market, this is cause by transportation conditions, lackof refrigeration and other obstacles. The app shows the best route to themarket to avoid heavy traffic and road conditions as well as to avoidsituations where many are set up to take bribes from drivers carrying the food.The app helps in food getting wasted due to it not reaching the markets on timecausing loss to both the farmers as well.
No Food Waste(India)There are usually surplus food from parties,events and get togethers, there are also contributions from large hotels,restaurants. The places with surplus food are able to inform of the surplusfood available for collection. The app is said to feed 200 people within 7cities including hubs like Delhi and Chennai. The food is collected and redistributedto the homeless, orphanages, slums and senior citizen. The app is presentedwith a map to indicate the “hunger points” where there is an immediate need offood and the food can be delivered directly.