FLASHFOOD: Toronto Developer Helps Canadians Buy Food For Less with Local App

Every year, Canadians waste approximately $31 billion worth of food, “from farm to consumer.” And every day in the city of Toronto, grocery stores, markets, food truck, neighborhood diners and five-star restaurants throw away a staggering amount of food. Don’t believe me? Look around the next time you’re out walking. Pass any restaurants? How many of those big yellow garbage bags did you see piled two or three, or more, outside your favourite dining spot? And dumpsters are even worse. Tucked away in back alleys and often brimming with fresh, ripe produce or other top-of-the-line ingredients. The waste is disturbing.

Toronto developer Josh Domingues has a plan to eliminate this commonplace wastefulness. He understands that the big issue in reducing this type of waste is logistics. And he’s addressing questions like, who drops off the food and who picks it up, with his locally based app, Flashfood.

Food For Less

How It Works

The flash sale is viewable through the phone app. Choose the food you want and make your purchase. Pick it up at your convenience at some point during the same day.

Win-Win-Win Situation

Available in multiple Canadian cities, restaurants, like Toronto’s popular King Slice are already on board, along with certain Loblaws locations.

The app will connect consumers with retailers and restaurants. The app also allows users to see how much food they have personally diverted from landfills, by evaluating their order history.

And Flashfood isn’t stopping there. The locally-based food for less app is also donating a percentage of all profits back to organizations like Second Harvest, and others within the community.

Domingues has big plans for the company. He hopes to expand across Canada, and ultimately around the globe.

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