AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce If food were a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. We waste 40% of food produced. How do we change our policies to have less waste? What apps and stores can you utilize to take advantage of low cost free food and meals?

You can access TikTok, Reddit and now #TooGoodToGo to find food salvaged by restaurants.

There’s a new shop, called misfits, that sells food that’s not perfect.

There’s #Flasfoods that coordinates with restaurants, giving folks an entire bag of groceries. $3-5 for $20 of food.

Read the article if you want to learn how to manage food waste and production at the small farm level.

Or if you’re a consumer, contact farms directly to get a box of vegetables delivered to your door.

We’re fighting food waste through policies and apps., trying to cut down waste and the middle man and get inexpensive good produce to people in need of quality low cost food.

So it’s no surprise then that apps designed to combat food waste – by giving consumers the opportunity to purchase leftover, expiring or misshapen food at discount prices – have become increasingly popular in recent years. Some of these apps have millions of users in the US, and are growing internationally. TikTok users often post videos of the food they have salvaged from restaurants through the apps, and a Reddit community with more than 12,000 members shares photos of their hauls.

“For me, the most impactful way to make a difference was really to enable every one of us to make a difference,” said Lucie Basch, co-founder of the app Too Good to Go. “The idea of the app, of technology in the digital world today, is that it connects each other to one another, and that’s your chance to really make a difference.”

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