Are You Gonna Eat That?: An App For Sharing Leftovers

August 29, 2013


Free to a good home: Salad remnants -- a little lettuce, four cherry tomatoes (all unpierced!), four olives, one partial crouton, grated cheese and ranch. Sorry, but I ate all the crackers.

Leftoverswap is an app in development designed to connect people with leftovers with people who want to eat other people's leftovers. You know, it's a shame more homeless people don't have cell phones. Now that I think about it, It's also a shame more homeless people don't have homes. Deep thoughts.

Here's how it works: If you're a giver, simply take a picture of your leftovers, name it and upload it to the app. If you're a taker, browse the leftovers near you and arrange for a pickup or delivery.

The LeftoverSwap website points out food waste problems, and claims 40% of the food we produce goes to waste, 70% of us are overweight and that 99% of us don't need a second helping of the beef lo mein.

Hey, I'm all for reducing food waste. But just because I don't need a second helping of beef lo mein right NOW, doesn't mean I'm not going to need a first helping of LEFTOVER beef lo mein LATER. That's what leftovers are for -- taking home to eat when you stumble back drunk later that night. Case in point: do you know what I had for dinner after making it home from the bar last night? *eying mess in kitchen* Apparently nine more beers. Bad example.

Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who's so evil he plans on poisoning all his leftovers before posting them.

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