Food sharing – yum or yuck?

We’ve talked on here about the benefits of organisations like the Casserole Club – where a heart and body warming meal is delivered by a friendly neighbour to someone who might not always cook for themselves – as we love the idea that an older relative could enjoy some delicious home cooked food and have a nice chat with a neighbour.

Now, foodsharing websites and apps are popping up so that your leftovers or edible perishable food can be passed on to someone who can make use of them.

With developed countries apparently wasting up to 40% of their food, it seems like a great idea. It’s taken off in the US and Germany and has now arrived here in the UK. But for some people, taking leftover food off a stranger makes them worry about hygiene. Would you be happy for your parent to take food off someone they didn’t know?

So, it’s maybe not for everyone but could it be the next Freecycle for Food?

 

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