Let’ be honest, how often do you throw away food? My personal story – Our family went on a weekend get-away to a very posh resort in Banff, AB, Canada and we were one of the last guests to join for the breakfast. At the end of the long and relaxed breakfast, our steward asked us to take any baked food from the buffet as they will be all be “thrown away”! Did you hear that? “Thrown away!!” – the food that was perfectly prepared and served a few minutes ago was outbound to the garbage. If it sounds like the perfect recipe for a food surplus business, then read on.
According to Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 1.3 billion tons of food gets wasted every year, with fruits and vegetables making the top of the list.
So, how are we doing in Canada?
- $31 Billion food wastes = 40% of the food produced in Canada
- Average households waste about $1500 worth of food annually
- About 30% of the fruits and vegetables don’t make the shelves – Guess why? they don’t look pretty!
So, how do we solve this Billion dollar problem? Sharing Economy platform is what you need – Connect businesses with surplus food with organizations that provide for people experiencing food poverty. Bingo! And you can make it happen. Now, with IdyaFlow’ P2P marketplace template platform, the technology barrier is completely removed. Connect the restaurants (suppliers) to post their surplus food to the participating charities in the area. Are you asking what about delivery? That becomes your unique value proposition!
Want to know how you can develop and realize your food surplus business idea? Reach out to us and we will get you started on your entrepreneur journey to solve – world hunger! literally.