Regional Finalist

Coordinating surplus food donations

FoodCloud enables businesses and charities within communities to coordinate surplus food donations, establishing meaningful relationships and ensuring no edible food goes to waste.

The Problem

30% of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted across the global food system which amounts to about 1.3 billion tonnes per year. If food waste were a country it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions after the US and China. According to the UN, if the amount of food wasted around the world were reduced by just 25% there would be enough food to feed the 795 million people who are currently malnourished.

The Solution

FoodCloud has developed a solution that connects businesses with surplus food to charities in their community. 

The solution uses technology, overcoming the barriers that retailers face in coordinating food donations within communities. Features include: reporting on donated food with KPIs focused on maximising the food donated, data on social & environmental impact, full traceability for food safety requirements, due diligence process for charities food safety standards, contracts to establish the responsibility and requirements for all parties. 

We develop systems that can be rolled out at scale and minimise disruption to current processes and real-time notifications manage interactions to minimise disruption to stores.