I love this concept- Replate.
The Replate website takes that gut feeling you have- wanting to give away your leftovers to someone who needs them- and gives it a graphic identity. Hopefully this will make the concept solid enough to flow into action.
I was introduced to the related concept of Scrounging from a former Reedie. For decades, Reed College has sponsored the loosely organized practice of allowing students, identified as Scroungers, to have access to leftovers and other unwanted food from the campus cafeteria, often directly from the hands of the boarders (those offering the food).
I support Scrounging, yet have found it hard to put into practice in the real world. There is always that loaming stigma regarding food scarcity. Whether is be from the side of accepting an offer of someone’s leftover pizza, to picking up that uneaten sushi from the restaurant bus bin… I will be amazed to see the day of casual scrounging being accepted by society.