Have you ever ordered way too much at a restaurant and said to yourself, “‘I don’t want to ask for a box. I wish it was socially acceptable to ask that dude over there if he wants my leftovers?”
Yeah, me neither, but in case you ever do want to give away your leftovers, there’s an app for that. (Surprise!)
Launching on Aug. 30, the Leftover Swap app will allow you to snap a photo of your leftover food, upload it to the app and alert others of its availability, from there you can arrange a pickup or delivery similar to Craigslist transactions.
Leftover Swap claims many benefits including reducing the amount of wasted food that ends up in landfills and helping reduce obesity. The idea behind the latter assumes that users will give away their food after being full, rather than forcing themselves to keep eating.
Co-Founder Dan Newman told the Daily News that 16 percent of the American population does not have enough food to live a healthy lifestyle and that he hopes the app will be a small step towards reducing world hunger.
However, health officials in San Francisco, California have warned of the dangers that might come with Leftover Swap, stating that most foodborne illnesses come from leftovers.
The app will be free and released on both iPhone and Android devices.
You never know what will catch on these days, but I don’t expect the doggie bag industry to hurt too much.
H/T + PicThx Daily News