Briefly Noted

Briefly Noted: Handy App to Reduce Food Waste, Feed More People

By Staff

Growing, processing, packaging and transporting food requires a lot of energy and results in more pollution than we might imagine.

In America, we waste 40% of the food that is grown. That’s a lot of wasted energy and toil. Dana Williamson wants to lower that number in Salt Lake County with her new organization called Wasteless Solutions. In January, at CATALYST’s Clean Air Solutions Fair, Dana (with help from daughter Sage Nelson, above) demonstrated how food rescue works:

The food donor submits their food rescue via a computer or smart phone and all registered food rescuers are alerted. When one of the rescuers claims it, they get a map that shows the pickup and delivery location. Food is delivered to any registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that helps low-income people.


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This article was originally published on March 22, 2018.