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New app aims to reduce wasting food

Feed people, not landfills. That's the message the Allen County Department of Environmental Management is sending to Allen County residents.

Posted: Nov 9, 2018 9:00 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - A new app offers you the opportunity to help the hungry during the holidays and beyond.

Feed people, not landfills. That's the message the Allen County Department of Environmental Management is sending to Allen County residents.

"40% of food in the United States is thrown away," said Jodi Leamon of the Allen County Department of Environmental Management. "And our goal is to cut that down drastically. There are a million Hoosiers that are food insecure right now and that's 300,000 children."

Environmental Management has partnered with Food Rescue US, an organization that will rescue and deliver meals to prevent food waste.

"What we're hoping is that a lot more people, because it's so easy, will download this app and we'll use the app to do that," said Leamon.

Food Rescue US. has created an app that allows users to donate, deliver and distribute excess food.

Leamon adds, "You can log in, you can sign up, and then you can start checking the schedule and see what works for you. If you're a recipient or a donor, you just log in, and if you have an event and you have extra food that night you just put it down on the schedule and if someone is in need of that you pick it up and someone picks it up for you."

The app can be downloaded on i-tunes or google play. You can also visit Food Rescue US.

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