While there are many people in this world who have more than enough food to keep their stomachs full, there are others who struggle to find one meal a day. One man couldn’t stand to see people go hungry and so much food to go to waste, so he launched his very own “Uber Eats-style” service that would ensure that no food leftovers would go uneaten and nobody goes hungry. It’s a business plan that solves so many problems.
The Man in Question
Of course, to truly understand this incredible business, we need to learn a little more about the man in question. Tony Colley is the brains behind B12Give, a project that he calls an “Uber Eats-style” business. Around three years ago, Tony was one of those people struggling to find and pay for food on a regular basis, but his luck changed when he was offered the chance to take on a new job role as a part-time event manager for a catering company.
Throwing Away Food
Although Tony enjoyed this new opportunity, he was amazed to see just how much food was thrown away at the end of these events. There was a huge amount of food leftovers just going to waste, and Tony couldn’t help but think back to when he would have done anything to have just a portion of that on his plate. Because of this, he decided to deliver this excess food to shelters after the end of each shift, to ensure that the food was eaten by those who really needed it.
A Successful Business
Since then, Tony has delivered over 11,000 pounds of excess food to charities and homeless organizations alike, and those living in the Toronto area have been able to reap the rewards of his generosity. He hopes that nobody will ever go hungry again.
Huge congratulations to Tony — what an incredible idea and cause!