Your smart phones can help you do awesome things! In addition to showing you the time, guiding you through traffic and calling people, it can also help you save money and the environment.

Here are some great apps to download on your phone and cut down on food waste.

Screen shot 2014-08-23 at 4.52.11 PMPare UP – The app lets you see what your nearby stores and restaurants have on sale. By putting items close to their sell by date on discount, retailers are able to save you money and keep food from the landfill.Win-win!

Screen shot 2014-08-23 at 4.50.10 PMFood Rescue– The supermarket Sainsbury’s Food Rescue department partnered with Google to help you make delicious new food with the ingredients leftover in your kitchen. Great way to find new inspiration with food.

Screen shot 2014-08-23 at 4.08.00 PMFood Cowboy– Connects truck loads of good food that might get rejected from supermarkets with local non-profits on route. So if you’re a non-profit looking for donations, this app is very useful.

Screen shot 2014-08-23 at 4.08.13 PMLove Food Hate Waste – If you want to get more organized in the kitchen, then this is the app for you. It guides you through meal planning, aids with shopping lists for the grocery store and tells you what you can do with leftovers. Pretty nifty!


Screen shot 2014-08-23 at 4.15.13 PMWise Up on Waste – If you run a professional kitchen then this is Unilever app is for you. It lets you track and analyze the food waste your chefs produce, and well as determine potential savings to expect with more efficient work. The makers behind the app have said it can help you reduce waste by 20%!

Screen shot 2014-08-23 at 4.17.57 PMFlash Food – This app helps connect all the stakeholders involved in food rescue. It lists retailers that want to donate food and connects them with non-profits looking to accept donations. It even has information for those wishing to volunteer and help out with the process.

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CropMobster – This app utilizes the social media platforms, such as Facebook, to tell individuals about farms that need help with rescuing crops and produce from the farms. Not only does this help farmers, and the planet, but the volunteers can take some produce home.

Screen shot 2014-08-23 at 4.45.00 PMLeftOver Swap– If you are hungry, but don’t have money to buy food and want to help save the environment, then this app is for you. See what your neighbors are cooking and if they have any leftovers they could be yours! A fun food adventure is a click away.

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