Tyson Foods Inc. is teaming with Flashfood Inc. to launch flashfoodbox, which aims to make use of surplus food in Detroit and reduce food waste. The three-month pilot will redirect meat to the public for a discounted price and procure, package and sell edible food that grocers are refusing to sell.
For $44.99 per box, customers will receive approximately 5 pounds of protein and about 10 pounds of refused vegetables and fruits.
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It might be ugly, but it's still good.
That's the message behind flashfoodbox, a team effort from Tyson Foods Inc. and Flashfood Inc. to make use of surplus food in Detroit.
In efforts to reduce food waste, the partnership is testing a plan to redirect meat to the public for a discounted price. Flashfood, a Toronto-based company that lets shoppers buy quality food items at a discount rate, is leading the three-month pilot to procure, package and sell edible food that grocers refuse to sell. The pilot will run through July.