Two former roommates at the University of Michigan have announced a new smartphone app that is designed to help those eating out who just don’t want to waste food.
LeftoverSwap gives them an easy way to share leftover food on restaurant plates to save it from wastefully being thrown away. Using smartphones’ location service, one diner could offer to clean another’s plate or have a stranger rush to his own table for scraps. One of the developers said, “We’re not gonna make millions!”
“You’re hungry. And cheap. We understand.You also care about reducing waste, eating locally, and want to build relationships within your community. We also understand those things,” a statement on their website says.
“Simply fire up LeftoverSwap, view the available leftovers around you, make your selection, and arrange for pick-up or delivery. Your cheap, local, and community-oriented meal is waiting.”