Hi, I’m aware of some software tools that are designed for small to mid-sized communities to help the people in them take action to support a sustainable local ecology and reduce food waste. I wanted to share them with you here, since many have been developed only within the last few years. Please add to this discussion by sharing your own. :)
WordPress SeedBank plugin
Paraphrased from FarmHack.net:
New software for the Cleveland Seed Bank, a seed saving initiative, has been released to the public as an open source website plugin that can turn any WordPress site into a community seed bank. The software, called WP-SeedBank, was conceived by Marilyn McHugh, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Hummingbird Project (THP) and is being maintained by me, Meitar Moscovitz.
Food Rescue Bot
Paraphrased from its GitHub readme:
The Food Rescue Robot is a Rails 3 web application for managing the logistics of just-in-time (i.e., warehouse-less) food rescue. It keeps track of donors, recipients, a pickup and delivery schedule, and all the volunteers responsible for doing the work. It sends reminders to users about their pickups. The site also logs how much food is rescued, and can automatically issue receipts for donations.
This is pretty cool. Thank you for sharing!