The foodsaving tool

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Let's get organized!

We develop free and open source software for you to organize your pickups!

The core piece of our work is a tool, that is meant to enable you to run a successful, efficient and organized foodsaving project. It is a completely translatable, open source and free piece of software, that is developed by passionate volunteers only.

We host an instance of it on karrot.world and you can simply use it there. The general idea for long-term use is, however, that foodsaving groups host their own instances if possible.

You're very welcome to visit our project on GitHub if you want to have a closer look at the development process and code.

These are just some of the benefits you'll experience when deciding to use Karrot for your foodsaving group:

  • Less confusion
    All your foodsavers and stores can be entered in the software. Each pickup has a number of slots which foodsavers can sign up for – this way everyone knows who goes where and when.
  • More overview
    You have a map of where the stores and the people doing the pickups are located. You have a nice list of upcoming pickups and can sign up for them online. You get notified about empty pickups and new people wanting to join your group.
  • Better communication
    On the group wall the whole group can talk to each other. More confidential conversations can be had in direct messages. Everything related to a single pickup can be discussed in the dedicated pickup chats and after the pickup feedback can be given in words and weights.
  • Multi-language
    Karrot is fully translatable by the community and many languages are already added. To contribute more translations just visit the project on transifex.
  • Record of past events
    The history shows who did what and when. Everything from creating a store to giving feedback is logged here.
  • Open source
    Everything is transparent and possibly changeable. We encourage groups to host their own instances of the platform, if they have the ability to do so. Still, we also provide access to a hosted version on karrot.world.
  • Responsive team
    You can easily talk to the people developing Karrot and progressing foodsaving worldwide: Either on our forum, on Github, via mail or in real-time on our team chat (join the channel #foodsaving-worldwide or #karrot-dev to reach the right people immediately).
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