“It’s all about the story of the food we don’t eat.” That’s what John Oliver said about food waste. We couldn’t agree more.
These days, each of us is related to the food waste epidemic. Our lunch at work is over-produced, our parties and events leave more food uneaten than eaten. 40 percent of food in America goes to waste. So many have more than they need and so many have not near enough.
Today, we are faced with a difficult truth that there is enough food to feed every person alive. We are not faced with a food shortage, but rather a logistical problem. How can we ensure people are fed with the abundance of food produced?
Nearly everything is on demand. We have the opportunity to share the entire spectrum of our lives with others. So why don’t we this incredible technology and the ability to share with others so that all of us can tackle food waste and hunger together?
Replate has a vision, and that vision is big. Replate wants to create a status quo where people who have extra food can easily get that food where it’s needed most.
In a society which tries to eliminate food insecurity and waste, food is no longer treated as an expendable commodity but is now rightly considered a nourishing resource.
We founded Replate in the San Francisco Bay Area, the heart of technologic innovation and Silicon Valley wealth, which still deals with many social issues such as poverty and hunger that plague 25% of its population. Last week, we heard from Talia Jane about how difficult it is to make it on the minimum wage in this area. Hunger is one of our most basic needs, and we have the technology and the supply to make sure no one goes hungry. All that’s missing now is the drive, the effort, the oomph.
We don’t know what to do with our leftovers, we don’t know how to get them to people who need them, and we don’t know where to plug in. Here’s where: Replate makes giving back as simple as pressing a button.
We can build a future with no food waste together. We can help make life better for others, just by solving the logistical problem of food.
Our goal is to make every empty plate a full one, one plate at a time. There’s more than enough to go around.