Website Allows Strangers To Share Excess Food Online
Foodsharing.de wants to curb the amount of food wastage by facilitating the gifting of unwanted provisions.
Earlier this year, a report came out stating that around 2 billion tons, or half the food produced in the world, is thrown away annually. In German, an average person throws away around 80 kilos of food per year. As a response to our culture of food wastage, a German website, foodsharing.de promotes sharing rather than throwing away, serving as a marketplace for unwanted but still edible food.
The site allow people to advertise surplus food for free, so that those who may be in need – or simply in want – can benefit. The system is set up that so that less food ends up in landfills and more on peoples' plates. The fact that is free on both ends, both to advertise food and to receive food, emphasizes the moral duty to share unwanted goods. A statement on the website reads: