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FoodHero updates: Interac payments are here & other news

Published on March 02 2021

Good news, FoodHero fam! We’re happy to announce that the FoodHero app is now fully integrated with Interac, meaning you can pay for your food rescues with your debit card. And that’s not all… We also updated the app to accept Apple Pay. 

With over 50,000 items available in the app, saving food waste and money has never been easier—especially now that you have three secure payment options available: Credit, Interac, and Apple Pay.

Interview: Interac X FoodHero

Check out how FoodHero is helping Canadians combat food waste in a new interview Interac did with our CEO Jonathan Defoy:

“For me, it’s fascinating to realize that food waste is responsible for 10 per cent of the CO2 emissions worldwide,” says Jonathan Defoy. “If it were a country, it would be the third-biggest emitter after China and the U.S.”

Jonathan has been filling his head with interesting facts and statistics about food waste ever since he happened to catch a documentary about the issue one Sunday morning. The serial tech entrepreneur became so passionate about the problem that he decided to use his skills to do something about it.

So Jonathan founded FoodHero, a Montreal-based company that leverages the power of the digital economy and a unique business model to help Canadians combat food waste (and save money) while grocery shopping. “It’s a free mobile app that acts as a secondary market for food that would otherwise be lost,” Jonathan says.

Read the full article.

Want to save the planet? Learn how to use the FoodHero app to reduce your food waste, decrease your carbon footprint, and save money. The planet (and your wallet) will thank you!


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