Too Good to Go

This delicious app allows you to access affordable food and reduce food waste in your community. Too Good To Go is currently operating in 15 countries and 13 US cities.


Too Good To Go paper bag full of vegetables

According to the US Department of Agriculture, up to 40 percent of food in the US is wasted, yet 35 million people experienced hunger in 2019. Instead of feeding hungry people, much of Americans’ food ends up in landfills, where it doesn’t break down properly and releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is vastly more potent than carbon dioxide, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.


Plus, resources such as land, water, labor and energy are wasted in producing, processing, transporting, preparing, storing, and disposing of discarded food.


One company has a creative solution to food waste and addresses both access and affordability of healthy foods plus the environmental impact of sending food to landfills.


Founded in 2015, Too Good To Go is an app that allows its users to purchase surplus food from local restaurants and stores. Nearly 160,250 cafes, restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and hotels are a part of the Too Good To Go network that has helped divert 148 million meals, according to the company’s website.


Right now Too Good To Go is available in 15 countries. The Danish company just expanded to the U.S. last year in New York City, Boston, Jersey City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The company expanded to the West Coast in May 2021 and announced that they’re planning on expanding to more U.S. cities throughout 2022.

 

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