At work, people constantly order food. The process is something like this: invite 15 people to a meeting, order food for 20 “just in case,” post a call-in number on the meeting, have 10 people actually attend in person with at least 2-3 not eating for various reasons. Result: tons (literally) of wasted food per week.
Last week I launched a new web app called Lunchpool. It’s purpose is to deal with the situation above. If know where extra food is, you post it. Your post is limited to people at your domain, so if my company’s email address ends in @example.com, then only people with the same email domain can see my post. Throw in some building, floor, and food info with your post and alert people when new stuff is posted and the scavengers come out of the woodwork.
I’ll be curious to see how it goes over the next few weeks. If you’ve got a company, school, organization, etc., with a unique domain and you’d like to be a part of the alpha test shoot me a note using the contact info on Lunchpool.