Foodprint is an app that connects consumers with eateries that have surplus or imperfect food that would otherwise be thrown out.
The app is a two-sided marketplace. Each day eateries list and discount unsold food or food unlikely to sell. Via the app, users purchase that food and collect it in-store. The pick-up model encourages customers to eat locally and connects them to the kitchens and eateries preparing their meals. The benefit for participating eateries is that they can monetise what would otherwise become food waste.
In Aotearoa, cafés, restaurants and supermarkets produce more than 50,000 tonnes of food waste annually. Over 60% of that waste is avoidable because the food is still fit for human consumption.
Food waste is hugely damaging to the environment and expensive for the hospitality industry. Eateries that use Foodprint are clawing back up to $10,000 per annum.