The world’s largest anti-food-waste app – Too Good To Go – officially launched in Galway today.
Too Good To Go lets people buy surplus food and drink from restaurants, supermarkets, pubs, cafes and producers, to stop it from going to waste.
How It Works
Galwegians can download the free Too Good To Go app and search for nearby stores with unsold food.
They then purchase a ‘surprise bag’ at a fraction of the original retail price, collect it at an allotted time, and enjoy it.
There are already 17 Galwegian businesses signed up to fight food waste with Too Good To Go.
Brands include Temple Cafe, Marmalade Bakery, Mountain Road Kitchen, Mocha Beans, Ember Firehouse and Rouge.
Over 50,000 App Users
Having first launched in Dublin in October, Too Good To Go has already amassed a community of over 50,000 app users and over 330 food businesses, who together have saved over 35,000 bags of food from going to waste.
That means that, to date, Dubliners have saved 62,500 kilograms of CO2e – the equivalent of that emitted from 581 flights from Dublin to London.
There is huge potential for Galwegians to join the food waste-fighting movement.
Recent research commissioned by Too Good To Go and conducted by Markettiers, with a nationally representative sample size of 500 adults in the Republic of Ireland, found that almost half (47%) of Galwegians have included sustainable habits in their 2022 resolutions.
“I’m thrilled to be launching Too Good To Go in Galway,” said Jamie Crummie, the app’s co-founder.
“We’ve already seen a huge appetite for fighting food waste since we arrived in Ireland in October last year, and I’m excited to see how much of an impact Galwegians can have in the coming months and years.
“By doing something as simple as saving a surprise bag on their way home from work or on their way to meet friends, they’re doing their part in tackling climate change while getting some delicious food in the process – it’s a win-win.”