Foodbank and delivery app join to reduce Melbourne’s food waste

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Kloopr, a new food delivery app has partnered with Foodbank Victoria in an aim to reduce food waste and maintain a low carbon footprint.

Kloopr encourages venues to offer reduced menus and a set number of portions per dish available on the app, giving the chefs more control and a better indication of how much stock they will need to order.

The delivery fee is set at $3.50, which will be donated to Foodbank Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation providing food relief to those in need.

Foodbank Victoria CEO Dave McNamara said Kloopr’s commitment to giving back to the community made it an easy decision to be involved.

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“Foodbank’s role is to put food on the table of those who need it most, and the Kloopr initiative is going to help us to provide more food to vulnerable Victorians,” said McNamara.

Kloopr will take a 15 per cent commission rate and there are no exclusivity contracts or joining fees for venues.

The company announced that the app will also allow diners to be their own drivers, in order to lower its carbon footprint, saying that users can register to become a “kloopr” and start picking up deliveries at their convenience, for themselves or other customers.

Before its official launch, a date for which has not yet been announced, diners will soon be able to download the app to order food from several restaurant partners that are already on board, including Drumplings, Wings of Glory and China Bar, all in Melbourne’s CBD.

Kloopr noted that according to research from comparison site finder.com.au Australians spend $2.6 billion on food and drink delivery per year.

With this in mind, Kloopr plans to extend its reach interstate, eventually hitting the market in Singapore and Malaysia too.