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FreeBites fights food insecurity and waste by connecting businesses with surplus food to a network of nonprofits.

FreeBites fights food insecurity and waste by connecting businesses with surplus food to a network of nonprofits.

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Maya commented on FreeBites

@Annika That sounds great, we would love that as well! How would you like us to reach out?

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Maya commented on FreeBites

Hi Levi Grimm , thanks for your questions! There are a couple things FreeBites does differently from the apps you mentioned above. For one, we support food sharing and redistribution for both individuals and community organizations. This means that individuals with to much food can be reached directly to other individuals, while also being plugged into the network of pantries and other donation sites that may want that excess food. This is done on the same platform as the grocer/restaurant food surplus redirection, which lets us synthesize all the work being done separately in the apps you listed. The second difference is the target area— we are California based, and it looks like these apps are more focused on the Midwest to East Coast. If we eventually expand that far east then we hope to build partner ships with these groups. It would be ideal for putting together resources and creating a more centralized system. We’re not quite that far so we haven’t developed the specifics of that plan, but as long as we are helping put together the network of resources and creating a more unified way for people to access food when they’re in need, then we’re achieving our goal.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions!