Software aims to reduce food waste by helping those in need

Dr Sugam Sharma remembers as a child growing up in India, many didn't have enough to eat.  When he moved to the U.S. in 2006 to continue his education, Sharma says he quickly recognized hunger was not just a problem in India.  What he found most troubling was the amount of food wasted, when so many people go without.A computer science expert and systems analyst at Iowa State and his colleagues developed a software prototype.

Restaurants, grocery stores and individuals can use the mobile-friendly software to post food they have to donate. Likewise, those in need can find nearby locations where food is available for pickup.

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