UK supermarket chain Tesco has begun testing a new food donation app called 'FoodCloud,' which will share unsold food with local charities. With many grocery stores throwing out massive quantities of perfectly good food each day, the FoodCloud app helps to provide a zero-waste solution for stores.
The app works by asking Tesco store managers to log the food items that are marked for disposal each day. Once FoodCloud knows what will be donated, the app will connect with a local charity that will come to collect the food. Currently the app is being trialed at Tesco's Surrey Quays store, but there are plans to expand the program across nine other stores as well.
The food donation app not only helps to solve the issue of grocery store waste, but also the pressing issue of urban hunger. With promising early results, the hope is that the FoodCloud app will inspire other grocery stores chains to adopt similar programs.