Billions of dollars of food goes to waste in Canada every year. (CBC)
A new app aims to connect people with discounted food that would otherwise be headed for the landfill.
The app Flashfood will pinpoint grocery stores, restaurants and catering companies near you that have surplus food to sell. The seller will post a picture of the food and an estimated expiry date. The buyer can pay for the food online and pick it up.
Flashfood founder Josh Domingues says his sister, who is a chef, became upset about throwing out thousands of dollars of food, while many people go hungry. Domingues was working in investments at the time, but soon quit his job to look into the issue of food waste.