NEW YORK (CNN) – According to their website, about 40 percent of food goes to waste and they have a solution.
So I picked up my phone and figured out how this all works. By going into our station’s break room, opening up the fridge and creating a post for one of my co-worker’s unlabeled chili cheese fries.
I also found this family starting to get a little bit full at lunch to see what they thought.
“I might do it just out of curiosity, just to see. Wouldn’t that be so weird girls if we did that and someone came up and said you didn’t finish your shrimp fried rice and I would say here,” said Toni Jacobs.
But members of the Bakersfield homeless center say that food could be going to a better home.
“Our clients typically aren’t equipped with smart phones that would have an app, they are in need. It’s typically a family that’s in crisis, and they know where they can go,” said Cindy Lyday.
The center says they are especially in need of food now, when kids are still out of school.
Right now they take care of more than 100 children, many of which get three meals a day from this food pantry, “As you can see it’s getting pretty low at this point,” Lyday continued.
Even though the center takes mostly imperishable food, they’re more than willing to take your leftovers, instead of giving it to a stranger.
“People that run the kitchen are just excellent chefs and if they get something like that they’ll either serve that up or make a whole new meal out of it.”
But for those who don’t want make it down to the center the question remains: Would you trust food from a smartphone?