Pune based Samvad Social Technologies (SST) has developed an app called Food Dosti that aims to minimise food wastage.
The application intends to fight food wastage at restaurants by incentivising customers who do not leave leftovers. It acts as a bridge between the restaurants and customers.
Through the Food Dosti Connect app, non-government organisations can place a request for required food, which will connect them to the restaurants that can provide surplus food.
Other NGOs, in partnership with Samvad Social’s Food Dosti Connect, are International Leprosy Union, Vasantrao Jadhav Welfare Foundation, Mahashree Parashar Sevabhavi Sanstha and Sparsh Balgram.
Pune Municipal Corporation will also consider providing concession in property tax to restaurants who connect with Food Dosti. Some of the restaurants who have tied up with the app are Cafe Darca, Villa Casa, Sante Spa, Salt Water, Tea Trails etc.
To reward people, SST has asked restaurants to give cashbacks to customers for finishing food. This will help the restaurants too, as now they can optimise their food production.