MONTREAL — Sauvegarde, a new food waste reduction initiative, is announcing the launch of its mobile app, allowing cafes, bakeries, restaurants and grocery stores to upload excess food and sell it for a discounted price.
A number of Montreal businesses have already joined the pilot phase of the project, including Rôtisseries St-Hubert Ltée, Cucina Fine Foods, San Pietro, Trou de Beigne and more.
“Food waste is a huge problem globally. Sauvegarde is changing this with its seamless app,” says Johnny Saliby, founder at Sauvegarde. “Growing up in a Middle Eastern household, I was taught to never waste food, so I was always conscious about it. As I got older, I realized that food waste is a global issue and that fighting it is one of the easiest ways to address climate change.”
Sauvegarde aims to reduce the city’s food waste by 50 per cent by 2025 and reach zero food waste by 2030.