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Flashfood Expands to Texas, Florida

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Yellow Banana, a retail grocery platform that owns and operates over 30 Save A Lot locations, has partnered with Flashfood, a food waste reduction platform. Flashfood’s services are now available at every Yellow Banana Save A Lot location, expanding into Dallas, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida for the first time.  

Flashfood connects consumers with discounted food nearing its best by date via a mobile app. The food can be reserved and picked up from a team member at the checkout area of a participating location. The company aims to divert safe-to-consume food that would be thrown away from landfills.

According to Feeding America, 11.8 percent of households across the U.S. are food insecure. However, food insecurity rates in Dallas County, Texas, and Duval County, Florida, are higher than the national average, at 14.8 percent and 12.2 percent, respectively. The partnership between Flashfood and Yellow Banana will also improve accessibility to affordable fresh food within these communities.

“Our mission is to deliver essential nutrition to working families at affordable prices,” said Yellow Banana co-founder Ademola Adewale-Sadik, in a statement. “By partnering with Flashfood we are furthering our commitment to serve our communities, while also reducing the amount of food reaching landfills by redirecting it to dinner plates in deserving homes across the country.”

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