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Food Connect App to Help Find Uses for Leftover DNC Food

Food Connect App to Help Find Uses for Leftover DNC Food

Food Connect, an app that pairs party hosts and restaurants with local hunger-fighting organizations, will be used at the Democratic National Convention next week in Philadelphia. Leftover food from the event will be picked up from a volunteered driver and delivered to selected organizations in the Philadelphia area.

The app is part of Operation Food Rescue, which focuses on reducing hunger and transporting waste that would otherwise be thrown out after the event.

CBS has more information on the app:

With the large parties and events coming to town for the Democratic National Convention next week, top hunger-fighting organizations have developed a new app for party hosts and restaurants to donate extra food.

The app, called Food Connect, matches anyone with an excess of food with the pantries and shelters in and around the Philadelphia area.

It was timed to launch with the DNC, so restaurants and large party hosts can reduce wasting meals. Tom Mahon, with the Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger, says anyone can download it.

Read the full story here.

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