HUNGRY punters could save the planet while saving cash thanks to a new app that will sell off meals at up to 90 per cent less than their normal price.

Four Oxford businesses have signed up to the new 'Too Good To Go' app, which allows restaurants, bakeries and cafes to offer their leftovers at bargain prices at the end of the day.

The app aims to ‘save food, save money and save the planet’ by selling food at discounted prices and ensuring it ends up in people's stomachs rather than bins.

Since launching in 2016, the app's founders Chris Wilson and Jamie Crummie estimate it has stopped 20,000kg of carbon dioxide from being admitted to the atmosphere.

Mr. Wilson, 26, told the Oxford Mail: “We only want the very best quality food, and we want to work with good partners.

“The inconvenient truth is that unfortunately, it’s often a logistical nightmare for charities and food banks to pick up foods at the end of a shift.

"A restaurant such as Yo! Sushi, one of our partners in Oxford, would have five or six portions of food left at the end of the day.

"It’s perishable, so it’s very difficult for food banks to take it – but it’s perfect for a passer by.

"We also have a system where you can donate a meal to someone in need.”

YO! Sushi in George Street, the cafe at Hogacre Common,Turl Street Kitchen and Millefeuille bakery in Cowley Road are signed up to the app so far.

Customers can place an order for leftover food, for any amount between £2 and £3.80.

They can then head to the store just before closing time to pick up their bargain meal.

The app, which is free to download on iOS and Android, launched in the UK in Brighton and Leeds last year and has now expanded into 600 stores across the country, with more in Denmark, Norway, France, and Germany.

In a year since its launch, the app has saved more than 1.5 million meals from landfill, according to Mr Wilson.

Yo! Sushi Oxford general manager Ruben Rafael Veiga said: “It hurts my feelings to see food thrown away.

"It doesn’t make any restaurant manager happy to see.

“Too Good To Go is great, it’s promoting our business and brand awareness and stopping food from being chucked out.

"For £3.50 they can get a box of sushi worth up to £30.

"We get a really wide range of customers and every day we get more.

"A lot of people come in after they finish work, particularly other restaurant workers.

"We’ve even had a few people trying sushi for the first time.”

To download the app visit the iOS or Android stores.