If you’re a student returning to Northumbria University this week you have a LOT to be excited about.
And we’re not talking about re-freshers (is that still a thing?). Too Good To Go, the new mobile app which allows users to order freshly-made food that would otherwise go to waste – and save a whole ton of money in the process – has launched in three exclusive sites on campus.
CCE, Shop Central and Cafe Central are the first spots to get involved.
You can now place orders to collect freshly-prepared food from these three sites that would otherwise be binned, paying next to nothing in the process.
How it works is simple. Once you’ve downloaded the Too Good To Go app, find what takes your fancy and place an order – paying by PayPal or with your card. Each store has a specific collection time (usually an hour or so before they close), which is when you need to collect your food. It’s the perfectly good stuff that would remain unsold and be thrown away – if you didn’t go to rescue it! And of course, it’s all up for grabs at massively discounted prices.
What sort of grub can you expect? Its surplus food we’re dealing with so the availability can vary – but that makes things very exciting for the food lover. Who doesn’t like a surprise!?
At CCE, you’ll have your pick of a selection of traditional hot British dishes, international dishes, cakes, sarnies and a rotating gluten-free option. Cafe Central has sandwiches, cakes, pastries and other baked goods, whilst Shop Central is where you can strike gold. Planning a movie night? They could have a Too Good To Go Movie Pack for you (think popcorn, chocolates, sweets, crisps and lots of other treats) or a Magic Bag of unloved goodies that would have otherwise been destined for landfill.
And the best part? One order costs just £1.50.
You can place an order on the day, for that day. CCE’s collection time starts at 2pm and runs until 3pm, whilst Cafe Central is available to Too Good To Go customers from 5-5:30pm and Shop Central 7:30-8:30pm.
Too Good To Go was founded upon a love of food and a hatred of waste. Our mission is to place the lost value back onto food as something that should be eaten, and not thrown away. We want to make a dent in the 600,000 tonnes of perfectly edible food that’s chucked out by the catering and hospitality industry each year (that’s the equivalent of 84 Eiffel Towers) whilst also changing perceptions on what’s considered to be ‘waste’. We’ve already diverted 14,000 meals in three UK cities – and that’s only the beginning. There’s lots more to be done.
So, what are you waiting for? Get the app downloaded, get the food ordered and start feeding your belly – instead of the bin!
Oh, and also – we’re hiring. We need awesome people to help us grow our social enterprise around Newcastle so we can save even more food. Up for the challenge? Check out www.toogoodtogo.net.au/careers.
Want to see other restaurants, cafes, bakeries and shops in Newcastle join our food waste revolution? Tell us about them here!