This Food Startup Helps Neighbors Share Meals with One Another

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 1, 2016
References: josephine & munchies.vice
'Josephine' is a California-based food startup that provides a platform for neighbors to share meals with one another. Although there are many apps that help consumers find their next meal, this platform comes with the added bonus of promoting community connections.

Josephine works by connecting those looking for a tasty meal with verified cooks and local chefs. Customers simply pay for their food online and they will be sent the pickup information. When customers go to pick up their home-cooked meal, they have an opportunity to meet with the person who prepared the dish before bringing it home to share with their family.

The idea behind the food startup is to use food as a way to foster community connections and promote cultural exchange. Josephine can even serve as a vehicle for micro-entrepreneurship by allowing consumers to sell specialty dishes directly from their homes.