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Oct 20

Food Waste and Food Insecurity

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

A discussion on sustainable solutions to food insecurity hosted by Net Impact Atlanta with Zeb McLaurin VI, Sustainability Director at Goodr

Goodr, Inc. believes that hunger isn’t a scarcity issue. It’s a logistics issue. Even with many social programs that aim to end hunger, the current food supply chain ecosystem in the United States has failed to solve this problem which has grown into a national epidemic. Every year in the United States, over 72 billion pounds of edible food is wasted, yet 42 million people are suffering from food insecurity. At the same time, over $40 billion in tax benefits for businesses goes unclaimed annually.

At Goodr, the solution is simple: Feed more, waste less. Goodr provides a secure ledger that tracks an organization’s surplus food from pickup to donation, delivering real-time social and environmental impact reporting analytics. The Goodr model aims to provide a triple-win solution by improving an organization’s bottom line through charitable tax donations, reducing its greenhouse emissions from landfills and getting its edible surplus food to local communities in need.

For more information about Goodr, Inc., visit https://www.goodr.co/

This is a free event. However, we’d be grateful if you’d consider making a donation ($5.00 or more) to assist Net Impact Atlanta in continuing to provide programs of interest. We thank you in advance for your donation.

Meet the Presenter:

Zeb McLaurin VI, is the Sustainability Director for Goodr, Inc. He has been at Goodr since January 2018 and has played a significant role in the growth of their surplus food recovery and organics recycling operations. From intern to Sustainability Director, Zeb has designed and implemented national logistics capabilities, including freight capabilities as well as spearheaded the closed-loop Organics Recycling operation where urban farms in Atlanta benefit from local organic waste.

About Net Impact Atlanta:

Net Impact Atlanta is Atlanta’s local professional chapter of Net Impact, a leading nonprofit that mobilizes professionals to use their careers to drive transformational social and environmental change in their workplaces and the world.

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