On https://foodsharing.de, you can sign up to see a map of food items that people want to give away. During the pandemic, these will often be in boxes, either outside, or in buildings' entrances, which you can just go and collect!
This process is surprisingly regulated and standardized. You read through the information on the wiki, and then, to make sure you know about the etiquette & the rules of conduct, you take a quiz. Then, people will get in touch with you, and give you an in-person introduction.
@blinry Thank you for the detailed explanation and for sharing some of the food with us! ❤️
I'm really ashamed that all of this would have been thrown away. 😢
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@blinry but how exactly does it work? Do you have to give something in order to take something else?
@blinry Despite the giggle inducing name, it works ok for frothing for coffee, which has been my only test.
@blinry not so much a fan of artichokes. Don't mind eating them. But like mangos totally overrated for me. I like see them bloom.
@blinry in UK we have the "too good to go" app and some foodsharing place but the first is very commercialised (possibly an American import?) and the second mostly deals with distributing food to other charities and service users of Social Services etc and its therefore quite bureaucratic the German initiative is a lot more grassroots and open source...
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