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How "Tekeya" helped cut down on food waste

The concept came with an Egyptian young woman, Menna Shaheen, who moved into hotels and restaurants due to her job role, so the young woman became aware of the massive amount of food wasted around the world.

After a passionate search, she discovered that two-thirds of the world's food ends up in garbage cans.

From here, the idea was sparked by an application called "Tekeya," which delivers wasted food to the poor while also protecting the environment's rights, and adopted the slogan "Together to Preserve Grace" to begin its work in Egypt.

"Tekeya" is a free, non-profit application that aims to eliminate food waste by utilizing surplus healthy food for hotels and restaurants, selling it to consumers at low prices, or delivering it free of charge to the poor through charitable organizations.

The project work began in 2018, and it has now reached 80 supermarkets, 20 restaurants, and 8 hotels, with approximately 1,000 users of the application benefiting from their wasted food, distributed across Egypt's governorates.


The consumer gains access to the service by registering in the application and ordering what he requires of that food at a price that is less than half of its original price. While charities and orphanages serve as the link between the free food Tekeya obtained.

Tekeya affects three birds with one stone, as the project has three benefits: the first is that it provides food to the poor, the second is that it reduces environmental pollution, and the third is that it increases the sales of restaurants that sell their unused surplus to Tekeya.



Menna Shaheen aspires to a world without poverty, a healthy environment, and equitable food distribution while also dreaming that the application's work will spread to Arab nations, even become the largest "application" in the world, and change everyone's life.

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