MORE than 1,800 people in Mallorca have downloaded a new application which connects customers with shops and restaurants who offer surplus food at discounted prices.
Founded by siblings Pablo and Laura Tonini, ‘Food and Save’ aims to fight against food waste on the planet, where in Spain, 7.7 million tonnes are thrown away each year.
The operation is very simple: every day local retailers advertise packs of food set at prices 50 to 75 per cent cheaper than usual with a choice of collection times. Users select what interests them most, paying by credit card or via transfer and at a set time, will pick up the food. The contents of the packs are a surprise, varying according to what is left over that day.
Almost 20 stores have already signed up to the application, including Es Rebost restaurant, Sant Bartolomé bakery and Frutas Puchol supermarket, in addition to butchers, fishmongers and Flor de Flors florists. Following its success in Mallorca, Pablo and Laura plan to expand Food and Save, targeting audiences across the Balearic Islands.
Please note that our current charitable activity is on behalf of Cuidad de los Niños orphanage in Malaga.
If you would like to make a small contribution to this cause it would make a great difference to the orphans of Malaga!
Please donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/beunited-for-malaga-orphans