It’s been a long time coming for Flashfood to make its way into New England, and we couldn’t be more excited to have our debut be in The Woo. So what’s Flashfood you ask? Good question. It’s an app chock full of delicious food at huge discounts, up to 50% off the regular price. So what’s the catch? There’s no catch, friends, just read on.
From what we’ve heard, you’re a tight knit community who is always looking for ways to help each other out, which is music to our ears. Throughout the past year, you’ve supported small businesses, stood up for causes you care about, and protected your fellow neighbours. We’ve been so impressed with the work of Friendly House, the Worcester County Food Bank, and Worcester Community Fridges… Your city has a big heart!
After the massive effort you’ve put in this year, we’re here to give the 016 a break. Flashfood, a new way to save on groceries nearing their best by date, is now available at Stop & Shop in Worcester and Grafton. Check out our Stop & Shop locations.
Not only are we aiming to reduce your monthly grocery bill by making food more affordable, but we’re aiming to reduce the amount of food that goes to waste.
Why is reducing food waste a priority for us?
We're gonna get real with you here. Food waste is a BIG problem.
- 30-40% of food in the US gets wasted
- More food is placed in American landfills than any other kind of waste
- If International food waste were a country, it would be the third leading cause to GHG emissions behind the US & China
This is where you might expect us to say, "but YOU can solve food waste!" But, like we said earlier, we're getting real with you –– the food waste problem will not be solved overnight. But tiny steps DO make a difference. Thanks to Stop & Shop, we’re making sure no good food goes to waste in Worcester. And that means amazing deals for you!
With Flashfood, you’ll get up to 50% off on meat, produce, dairy and treats like bakery items that are nearing their sell by date. It will save you time, worries, and money, while being a great way to reduce your community’s environmental impact by diverting food waste from Worcester’s municipal landfill.
Flashfood users have saved more than twenty million pounds of food from ending up in landfills.
If you’re new to Flashfood, here’s what you need to know!
- Download the free Flashfood app in the Apple App Store or Google Play
- Browse hot deals at your local Stop & Shop
- Purchase your favorite items at up to 50% and pay in the app
- Pick up your items in the Flashfood Zone near self-checkout in store with the help of a store team member
Stop & Shop’s Flashfood fridges are stocked with boxes full of produce for $5, loaves of bread for $1, hunks of cheese for $4, filets of fish for $3 and sweet treats for cents…! Making fresh food affordable is a big part of our mission. According to Feeding America's "Map the Meal Gap" interactive study, 68,460 people in Worcester are facing food insecurity. Making sure that nutrient dense food is more affordable is a huge part of our mission. There’s something for everyone. Join the Flashfood community and start saving money while discovering new foods!
We are so looking forward to seeing all of the deal bragging and waste reducing that you get up to. Share your hauls and your recipes with us using #Flashfoodies and #Flashfood so our community can see what Worcester County has cooking!