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Source: DoorDash

Food Delivery Service DoorDash Is Using Its Network To Feed The Hungry And Reduce Waste

By Aimee Lutkin

DoorDash is a technology company that wants to put its network of customers and restaurants to an even greater purpose. They've recently paired with Feeding America, a non-profit that helps supply food banks across the country and tens of thousands of programs dedicated to ending hunger. 

The result is several initiatives that both supply people with food and help eliminate restaurant waste. According to DoorDash, restaurants produce over 100,000 pounds of excess food every year, but only 1.4 percent of that excess is donated. There are a lot of reasons for this, but often the issue is coordination.

A number of innovators are trying to take on the organizational component, like Jasmine Crowe, who launched an app called Goodr in 2017, which connects restaurants to organizations that collect leftover food in Atlanta.