Foragers and the open-source community have a lot in common — they’re both interested in the free exchange of something valuable, whether it’s oranges or computer code. So it seems natural that Forage City, an application that facilitates the giveaway of free food, is open-source, so it, too, can be shared.
The app allows anyone to create his or her own Forage City website, on which users with excess food post what they have to share. Those in search of food can log in and find what’s available in their area. Once they find something they like, they can claim it online and pick it up in person.