We help food reach people, not the trash.
EatB4 is a data exchange platform that helps useful food reach those in need in larger quantities and at lower cost. Rimi and Toidupank will be among the first to use the application.
A total of about 167,000 tons of food waste is generated in Estonia each year, half of which is still fit for human consumption (SEI survey in 2021).
20,000 tons of food are lost in food stores every year, of which only 12% or 1,800 tons reach the Food Bank.
More than 20,000 people in Estonia need food aid every week.
How it works
We have connected food donors and food aid recipients to the data platform. Information about donated food is automatically transferred to the Food Bank from grocery store databases. This allows for more efficient logistics planning and eliminates data collection from paper delivery notes.
Collects expired food information from retail chain information systems
Models the most efficient food distribution and logistics circuit
Reduces the working time of volunteers processing data in the Food Bank
We have said
Without partners, nothing would work
Rimi works on a daily basis for sustainability and food saving.
Food donation distributor
Most of the food distributed by Eesti Toidupank is food saved from grocery store chains.
Kodanikuühiskonna Sihtkapital SA
The KÜSK scholarship provided the necessary initial funding to create a pilot project of platform and test the solution.
Tehnopol Startup Inkubaator
The Startup Incubator growth program supports early stage startups
Who make it work
The idea of EatB4 started in the group work of TalTech’s master’s course and our previous experience and skills have been quadrupled in teamwork.