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The Daily Free Press recently described how a Boston-based startup, Food for All, is combating food waste and considering a new partnership with Boston University (BU). Food for All launched in partnership with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in October 2016 and is rapidly expanding. The startup aims to prevent edible food from being wasted, using its innovative mobile app that connects paying customers with nearby foodservice establishments that have surplus food available.

Foodservice businesses that join as partners are able to generate additional revenue from selling meals that would otherwise be wasted. Consumers benefit from the business-to-consumer model that enables them to purchase leftover food at 50-80% less than the original sale price.

In addition to connecting consumers with foodservice businesses, Food for All is partnering with several food donation organizations, including the Greater Boston Food Bank. Food pantries and shelters can register with Food for All to receive donations and food business can use the mobile app to donate meals to affiliated donation centers.

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts assists businesses and institutions with recycling and food waste diversion. We specialize in all forms of food recovery, from source reduction and donating surplus food, to recycling food scraps through animal feed, composting, and anaerobic digestion. Food for All is included in the RecyclingWorks Find-A-Recycler tool, which allows users to search for local haulers, recycling businesses, and food recovery organizations across Massachusetts To speak to a recycling and food waste diversion expert, call our hotline: (888) 254-5525 or email us at