Each year, Americans throw away 133 billion pounds of good food. If this food was put to good use, it could help feed families dealing with hunger. Besides that, food waste is bad for the environment, it makes up 27 percent of landfills and is a huge contributor to methane emissions. Every year, about $218 billion is spent to produce, transport, and remove uneaten food.
The Goodr Blockchain Food Waste Surplus Supply Solution
Goodr wants to change all this using the blockchain. Since January 2017, it has helped businesses and restaurants in Atlanta get leftovers to charities. To achieve this, these businesses use the Goodr app.
With the app, businesses can schedule pickups and deliveries and read data about the food waste they produce. They also learn how they can reduce it. Using the app, a business can signal when there is excess food. They can then pack it and track it as it goes to charities.
The company utilizes the blockchain to keep a data ledger for clients of how much food the business is wasting. Data the company collects includes what type of food is being wasted the most and its environmental impact. With this data, the company hopes they can get rid of surplus food.
The company hopes that, just like any social good company, they will work themselves out of business. However, one thing they have thus far noted is the lack of predictability in the large-scale food service.
Although Goodr will charge business just as any other waste management company, the charities will get the food for free. The founder of this company was inspired to start Goodr after watching friends struggle with food security. She was working as a philanthropy consultant while helping to donate food in homeless shelters.
The Goodr Principle
Goodr believes that hunger is not because of scarcity. Rather logistics issues cause it. At Goodr, the company is solving the issue of the supply chain. In recent times, the food generated by businesses as waste has been growing. However, this is ironical since the number of hungry people has been growing.
Goodr service can solve these two issues with one app. They do not just pick food from corporations. Their app also offers real-time reporting analytics, to tell companies where their food is headed. This is the only company that cooperates with business to grow their bottom with charitable donations via the blockchain. Goodr is a great solution for companies that wish to create passive revenue via surplus food.
Hunger has always been an issue that has faced humanity. However, before Goodr, nobody was using the blockchain to solve the issue of hunger. This app is a true revolution that will help get food from where it is in excess to where the hungry need it. Today, 1 in 6 people sleep hungry. Using a team of dedicated drivers, there is a growing list of participating corporations. They hope to work themselves out of business, one plate at a time.