SEATTLE, WA – So, you ordered a big meal but couldn’t finish it ’cause you lost your appetite? Well, don’t worry there’s going to be an app for that. It’s called leftoverSwap and its kinda’ like a Craigslist for uneaten food.
Launching at the end of August, and tested in Seattle and San Francisco, LeftoverSwap will let you upload a picture of your half eaten pizza pie, so it can be viewed, and subsequently eaten by those with less discerning tastes.
The company’s website explains, “Leftover swappers don’t feel the need to eat an enormous restaurant portion, and instead pass it on to a hungrier neighbor.”
The app makers claim that 40% of the food we produce goes to waste. They also say that while 70% of Americans are overweight, 16% of us are going hungry. So, the idea of eating someone else grub might sound gross to some, it actually could contribute to a greater good.
On the other hand, San Fran health officials are warning folks that, eating strangers leftovers… isn’t such a great idea. Stating it goes against all sorts of rules and regulations concerning food safety laws, officials now say the potential food offered for the taking, “could still have been handled by some grubby hipster with no hygiene standards.”
High standards for food or not, LeftoverSwap is coming; but we’re betting most people won’t be able to stomach it.