Did you know that $165 billion worth of food is wasted each year in the US, or that 40% of the food produced in the US goes uneaten? Food waste happens at home and various stages of the supply chain. Unfortunately, some of it also comes from food expiring on the shelves of grocery stores.
Stop Waste Together is a non-profit initiative sponsored by Pinpoint Software. When paired with our expiration date management software, Date Check Pro, retailers are able to proactively track inventory expiration dates and work together with their shoppers to minimize food waste and maximize savings for everyone.
Our focus is on helping retailers promote the sale of soon-to-expire items and raising awareness of their efforts to shoppers. In this partnership between retailers and shoppers, we can maximize both food waste prevention and shopper savings. But it doesn’t end there. Every year, Stop Waste Together donates 100% of the profits earned from the sale of coupons and aisle signage our grocery partners use to promote the sale of these soon-to-expire items.
Blessings in a Backpack is a non-profit organization that feeds school children in the United States who currently are fed during the week on the federally funded Free and Reduced Meal Program and are at risk of going hungry on the weekends
In 2019, Stop Waste Together raised $2,620, which we are proud to be donating to Blessings in a Backpack, a great organization working even harder right now to support children in need while school lunch programs are not as readily available.
To further support our local communities, Pinpoint issued a challenge to our small team to make individual donations, which would be matched dollar for dollar by Pinpoint. The team raised $575 dollars, which combined with the company match and 2019 SWT profits brings our total donation to $3,770.
To learn more about Stop Waste Together, please visit our site here.