Hunger and Waste Solved Through Logistics by Goodr
Logistics is helping to manage food donations.
Jasmine Crowe was hosting pop-up dinners for the homeless and noticed that people were asking which area restaurants donated the food. The answer, unfortunately, was none.
But Crowe saw an mutually beneficial opportunity and created Goodr, a food-waste management company with an app. The business functions to direct surplus food from businesses to nonprofits.
She says that “Hunger is not a scarcity issue. There’s more than enough food. It’s actually a logistics issue.” So she’s leveraging the logistics. Restaurants often have leftover food, but don’t have the resources to figure out how to donate that food, so it just goes to waste. Goodr does the work for them.
The client uses the app to signal that they have excess, and Goodr transports the food to the most needed location. Every transaction step is logged through blockchain, making it secure and transparent, and beneficiaries can leave testimonials for donors.
Goodr adds positive reinforcement to the donations by tracking the environmental impact and financial bonus for each donation. While there is a service fee, the saved costs and tax deductions usually work out to an estimated 14:1 saving/spend ratio.
Currently based in Atlanta, GA (hey we know that place #MODEXShow), the company’s goal is to generate $1 million annually then expand to other cities.
The kicker is the philosophy behind the business structure. Crowe hopes donors and recipients will be more eager to use her service by making the process accountable and transparent.
Goodr is already adopting NextGen supply chain philosophies to provide a community service – and it’s working.
To learn more about Goodr and their process, check out https://goodr.co/ and