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Leftover Food-Collection Apps

This App Focuses On Food Waste Prevention in Philadelphia

Food Connect is an innovative new app that is designed to minimize food waste among restaurants and parties that will experience a high volume of diners at the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

The app, available to download through both the App Store and Google Play, allows restaurants and hosts of large parties to sign up if they have leftovers that they're looking to donate. Once a user enters in their location into the app, they are connected with a volunteer driver who goes and picks up the food before delivering it to food providers allied with the Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger.

While large events like the Democratic National Convention offer lots of opportunities to businesses, they can also result in unnecessary waste. Thankfully, the Food Connect app is set to engage in food waste prevention thanks to an innovative app.

Trend Themes
1. Food Waste Prevention Apps - Food Connect is just one example of the growing trend of apps designed to minimize food waste.
2. Collaborative Consumption - The app encourages collaborative consumption by connecting those with excess food with those in need.
3. Social Impact Technology - Food Connect is an example of the increasing prevalence of technology being used for social impact.
Industry Implications
1. Food & Beverage - The Food Connect app could disrupt the way the food & beverage industry deals with leftover food and excess stock.
2. Non-profit Organizations - Non-profit organizations such as the Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger are partnering with apps like Food Connect to make food donations easier and more efficient.
3. Logistics and Transportation - As more apps like Food Connect pop up, the transportation and logistics industry may need to adapt to accommodate the increasing demand for drivers to deliver excess food.
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