Connecting plates
Feeding souls

Minimizing Food Waste, one plate at a time

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The Problem

40% of all food in America is wasted
30% of food is wasted from restaurants
130 billion meals wasted every year
$408 billion in food is thrown away each year

Welcome to PlateConnect

The solution to food waste

Our platform, PlateConnect, aims to reduce food waste and alleviate food insecurity by providing a user-friendly interface that enables restaurants and grocery stores to easily donate their surplus food by connecting them with nearby food banks and charities that need food. Our website and app encompass a sustainable and innovative interface for our customers, whether they are donors or receivers, and is accessible at all times. It allows customers to easily and efficiently navigate through our mission, connect with food banks or donors based on real-time matching algorithms and location/zip code, create an account, and learn more about our innovative app

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What we do

Our System


Be able to register an account as a food bank/shelter or as a grocery store/restaurant to be able to connect and share food


Using our search and filter feature, be able to research food banks or restaurants, to find the ones that match your needs


Once you find the right food provider, be able to connect and communicate with them to facilitate the transportation of excess food

- Foodbanks Registered
- Restaurants Registered
- Pounds of Food Saved
- Connections Made

Some of our connections

A reliable platform for food banks and restaurants alike
Project Example

Slo Food Bank

The SLO Food Bank believes everyone has the right to nutritious food. With reliable access to wholesome food, we are all healthier, happier and more productive members of our communities. Our mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a stronger community.
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American fast food restaurant chain and the largest chain specializing in chicken sandwiches. Headquartered in College Park, Georgia, Chick-fil-A operates 2,928 restaurants across 48 states, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
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United Food Bank

United Food Bank is an equal opportunity provider and a Qualifying Charitable Organization (QCO)
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American multinational pancake house restaurant chain that specializes in American breakfast foods. It is owned by Dine Brands Global—a company formed after IHOP's purchase of Applebee's, with 99% of the restaurants run by independent franchisees.
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Oregon Foodbank

Oregon Food Bank holds people experiencing hunger and food insecurity at the center of their actions and decisions.
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Taco Bell

American multinational chain of fast food restaurants founded in 1962 by Glen Bell in Downey, California. Taco Bell is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc.

Contact Us

We love to hear from you
 Phone 469 536 4705