New app launched in Galway aims to reduce food waste

The Foodie Save app aims to reduce food waste and inflation by working with shops in Galway and Mayo to offer discounted prices on surplus food.

Consumers can select items at a discounted price of up to 70% from a range of shops in Galway and Mayo with the new app.

Castlebar based entrepreneur and creator of the Foodie Save app, Eoin Heverin, describes the app as “Just-Eat for surplus food.”

“The four main target audiences for the app are low-income families, third level students, young working professions, and eco-friendly individuals,” he said.

Multiple shops in Galway city are working with the app, such as The Gourmet Offensive, Mocha Beans, Freshii Galway, Morton’s of Galway, Casey’s Londis, Cookes, Kelleher XL and Meehan Spar.

Creator of the Foodie Save app, Eoin Heverin. Photo credit: Eoin Heverin LinkedIn

“At a time when inflation is driving up the cost of food, our service comes at a good time to help students and families on lower incomes to avail of food at greatly reduced prices”, he said.

Food waste accounts for 8% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Mr Heverin said, that by “using Foodie Save, both consumers and businesses can benefit whilst making a tangible difference to climate change.”

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has already recognised the strategic value of the Foodie Save platform and supported it with €130,000 funding.

“Currently, Foodie Save is available in Galway and Mayo. We will be expanding to nationwide in the near future,” Eoin Heverin said.  

The app is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. The app offers a click and collect service.

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