Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe found a different use for the blockchain. Founder of Goodr, a platform that offers a food waste management solution, has created a business model that leverages distributed registration technology to allow registered companies not only to track their donations, but also to make significant tax deductions while Help fight hunger.
Goodr's role is to take the surplus of food from customers registered in their system and forward it to nonprofit organizations that will use those foods to feed hungry people. According to Crowe, the model works because companies not only participate in charity, but also hire a more efficient supplier to manage their waste.
“Hunger is not a matter of scarcity. It's a matter of logistics, ”says Crowe.
Goodr's idea came when Jasmine Crowe moved to Atlanta, USA, in 2013. When he saw hundreds of people living on the streets, he felt the need to do something. His first impulse was to start preparing meals, buying and cooking the food that was served on the streets, initially, and then in an emerging restaurant.
“I personally cooked and served more than 80,000 meals for people who had nothing to eat. But I knew I needed to find a way to fight hunger on a larger scale. ”
Almost at the same time, services like Uber Eats and DoorDash were beginning to enter the Atlanta market, which raises an important question: millions of dollars were spent on the creation of technologies that would bring food to people who had no trouble accessing them. But what was I meant to help someone who never knew where the next meal would come from?
While millions of people were starving each year in the United States, tons of food in perfect condition was wasted daily. However, the problem was how to get this food from where it was and where it would be enjoyed. That was when Goodr entered, providing the logistics necessary for the success of this operation.
In addition to handling food collection and delivery, Goodr complies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is equivalent to the IRS in the United States. By using blockchain, the platform allows companies to track and count donations for tax deduction.
It seems that Jasmine Crowe has managed to create a beneficial situation for everyone, since Goodr improves the results of its customers, reduces waste and gives food to the hungry.