CropMobster is a California-based foodsharing service aiming to intervene when surplus food is otherwise headed to compost. Individuals, small businesses and hunger relief non-profits can sign up to receive alerts from CropMobster regarding food surpluses in the area.
Operating by leveraging social media, CropMobster sends alerts through several methods of communication in order to make sure the food finds a use as soon as possible. Additionally, the web platform aims to build a community around foodsharing and initiatives around it, serving as a message board for those seeking working partnerships, organizing events, coordinating donations and much more.
CropMobster is a natural convergence of the concerns around wasted resources and peer-to-peer model, as well as the interest in building a community around it as a way of life.