DoorDash Is Now Using Its Algorithm To Deliver Extra Food From Restaurants To Food Banks
“When you’re already delivering food, an extra stop to bring leftovers to the needy isn’t that difficult.
It’s the end of the day at Bodhi Bowl, a vegan restaurant in downtown L.A., and the chef has eight pounds of leftover rice. By law, it can’t be served again the next day in the cafe. When the restaurant first opened in 2017, that extra rice would have been thrown out–owner Alison Cruddas couldn’t find a place to donate it. Now, however, she can use an app to contact the meal delivery company DoorDash whenever food is ready. A driver shows up and takes the food to the nearby shelter, Midnight Mission,to feed the homeless…”
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