Restaurants waste about 11.4 million tons of food every year (which costs about $25 billion annually). Víveres is a system that minimizes world hunger by reducing food waste in local restaurants and redirecting the food to the disadvantaged. This system was inspired by the instinct of many social animals to share with each other. Dolphins, for example, search for food together and naturally divide resources to survive. Through Víveres, food directories are strategically placed in urban areas. Restaurants signal these directories when unused food becomes available. Disadvantaged individuals can find the food using the directories and pick it up at the participating restaurants. This easily accessible system lends itself to those who need it the most.

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