Our home is Toronto, but our impact is global.
We spent our careers in a variety of industries such as management consulting, finance, and emerging technology, however we decided it was time to do something different - something that would create a better world for future generations, while creating affordable access to food to everyone.
This stat got our attention and eventually created Flashfood:'If International food waste were a country, it would be the third leading cause to GHG emissions behind the US & China'. - National Geographic (March 2016). Also, one third of the world’s food ends up in landfills, that’s 1.3 billion tons of food waste annually.
A local marketplace for surplus grocery items. #winwinwin
Grocery store food items that are not sold and approaching their best before dates by up to 2 weeks, are simply thrown out. We give grocery stores a way to sell these items on the Flashfood app. Savvy shoppers can buy items at 50% off through the app and then pick them up in store.