ROME, Sept 30(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When the coronavirus pandemic forced Rohini Singh to work from her house, she realised the grocery bill was likely to rise since her family of three would be mostly eating at home.
She also didn’t want to waste food, with shelves in some supermarkets emptying in the early days of the crisis, and trips to stock up becoming more perilous.
“I think the pandemic made me more conscious about saving money and not wasting (food) if I can help it,” the university professor, who lives in Ohio, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
To try to achieve both goals, she signed up to Imperfect Foods, which delivers produce and other foods rejected by grocery stores and supermarkets for cosmetic reasons.
“Instead of getting thrown out, if (the foods) were to be sent to consumers who don’t mind the