I ate a huge plate of food at lunch at a new Mexican restaurant the other day. Absolutely more than I needed. But I can't stand to see food go to waste, you know? And I wasn't in a position to take home a "doggy bag."

Sound familiar?

logo copyI was encouraged, then, to read on Food Tank about Satisfeito. They're signing up restaurants around the world to offer optional servings two-thirds the size of their regular portion. Patrons pay the regular price, and the restaurants pass their savings on to organizations working to end child hunger. It combats hunger and food waste with a one-two punch. You can check out Satisfeito here. Better yet, if you're a restaurant owner, register your restaurant to participate!

Are you a farmer? Or someone who would like to score local produce on the cheap?

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Limited right now to California, CropMobster is a very exciting venture. It uses social media to help farmers minimize waste on their farm and consumers get a deal on healthy food – or donate to food pantries. Sounds good to me!

Author

Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.