Hi! We are Foodable, a team of 4 environmentally conscious students from Asia Pacific University creating this startup in hopes to make an impact on greener environmental cycles.
Foodable is an impact-driven startup with the intention to reduce the rate of food wastage by at least 1.5 tonnes by 2023.
We will convert the raw ingredients collected from excess food into flavorsome and healthy eatables for our fellow furry friends.
On the other hand, the non-edible wastes will be processed into plant fertilizers and compost.
We will also hire agents from the B40 category predominantly from Klang Valley to deliver our products to our customers.
We intend to have our products be given to pet shelters, zoos and farms that can well utilize them; however, we are currently low on funds.
To address this issue, we have decided to raise funds online until 24th October 2021.
What We Need & What You Get
As of now, we have zero funds to run any kind of operations or product creation, but we have compiled a list of the essential things needed to get our startup running as follows:
- A food waste processing machine (to make plant fertilizers)
- Delivery/running costs to send our products for quality checks (e.g., soil and plant fertilizers tests and animal food tests with SGS Malaysia)
- Suitable biodegradable packaging materials
- Delivery cost of our products nationwide, which is excluded from the selling price (e.g deliver products to customers via Shopee or Grab delivery)
- Website maintenance (our website: www.f00dable.wixsite.com with Wix domain subscription)
If we are unable to reach our goal(s) with the funds collected, we will donate the funds to SPCA (Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), PAWS (Paws Animal Welfare Society), Zoo Negara Malaysia, and other pet shelters and zoos.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, an estimated whopping 1.3 billion tonnes of food are wasted globally each year, which is one-third of the total food produced for human consumption. In order to make reform waste and efficiently reduce edible food waste, Foodable aims to start from the bottom by feeding stray pets, animals in pet shelters and zoos.
By purchasing our product, we can ensure that animals will be well fed, and our environment can be conserved.
Risks & Challenges
As a startup, our biggest challenge is that we do not have any capital. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic which led to Movement Control Order (MCO) being implemented in the Klang Valley and surrounding areas, our movements are restricted to less than 10KM from our residences.
Initially, we wanted to research deeper on plant fertilizer processing companies and animal food processing companies via on-site visits. Unfortunately, being non-essential item factories, they are ordered to cease operations due to the current lockdown restrictions. Hence, we are left with only one possible solution - to purchase a food-waste processing machine online, which will inevitably impose a higher cost. Thus, that we may not be able to collect enough funds to attain the only possible solution as mentioned.
Should we have access to adequate funds to purchase this machine, we can then proceed with our research and operations without any delay.
Other Ways You Can Help
Besides donation, it would mean the world to us if you could give us a shoutout and support us by liking and sharing our posts on your social media accounts. Listed below are our Instagram, Facebook and Youtube pages;
(Besides our product promotion, we also speak up on food waste and global hunger issues! Just click on these posts and feel free to add them to your Instagram story!)
Facebook: Foodable Company