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Jasmine Crowe's Goodr Raises $8M To Continue Its Mission Of Fighting Hunger With The Help Of Technology

Goodr’s mission is growing even bigger. According to a press release provided to AfroTech, the Atlanta-based food waste startup has closed an $8 million Series A funding round.

Jun 27, 2022

Meet Jasmine Crowe, The Woman Behind Gunna's Free Grocery Store Who's Ensuring 'Everybody Eats'

When working toward tackling a national epidemic, the status quo has to be turned upside down and Goodr — an Atlanta-based food waste startup — thrives on creating tech innovations that disrupts the traditional way of solving hunger. Last month, CEO Jasmine Crowe and her team opened their first-ever free in-school grocery and clothing store at McNair Middle School in College Park, GA. As previously reported by AfroTech, Goodr teamed up with Gunna, Foot Locker and Reebok for Gunna’s Drip Closet — free of charge for students — for the Atlanta rapper’s childhood school. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jasmine Crowe-Houston (@jasminecrowe) The founder isn’t letting up this year just yet when it comes to battling food insecurity. With hopes to pass her mission on to today’s generation and ones to follow, Crowe decided to create and self-publish her first children’s book, “Everybody Eats,” to teach the youth about reducing food waste and fighting hunger. “I decided to...

Oct 12, 2021

Gunna Opens Free Grocery Store In His Former Middle School With Goodr Founder Jasmine Crowe

It was not a typical school day for the students attending McNair Middle School Thursday afternoon as Atlanta rapper Gunna made a surprise appearance to share exciting news. Thanks to him and Goodr founder Jasmine Crowe, over 900 students at his childhood school will now have access to an exclusive grocery and clothing store, Gunna’s Drip Closet, in which every item will be available free of charge. “He’s providing a way of life for these families and this is something that is legendary,” Crowe said to CBS46. “I don’t think anything like this has been done before in the city of Atlanta.” In addition to support from heavy hitter Gunna, the closet was built in three days thanks to additional help from Footlocker and Reebok, and of course, Goodr. As AfroTech previously reported, the food waste startup reroutes meals from cafeterias and restaurants to provide meals to those in need. Families can select food, clothing, and hygiene products through Goodr’s application and website. Plus,...

Sep 17, 2021

Goodr Is Partnering With The NFL To Eliminate Food Waste During Superbowl Week

With more than 700,000 people expected to descend on Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII, one company is looking for a way to repurpose excess food accumulated over the weekend. Goodr, the Atlanta-based startup working to eliminate food waste nationwide, has teamed up with the NFL and NFL Green, the organization’s environmental program, for this year’s Super Bowl. Goodr uses blockchain technology to find uses for excess food in communities. Corporate clients can donate food through the Goodr app, monitor pickups and deliveries, and track the amount of food donated over time. NFL Green is focused on making the Super Bowl the most sustainable sports championship in America. The program has also partnered with Verizon Green and Zoo Atlanta for this year’s big game. Handling the NFL’s official events will be no small feat. Goodr CEO Jasmine Crowe said the team began expanding when it got the green light for the partnership a few months ago. The company also had to buy more equipment for this...

Jan 29, 2019

Goodr's CEO on Food Donations: 'Technology Was The Game Changer'

As the holidays quickly approach, many people are finding ways to donate and give back to their communities. Some choose to donate clothes, while others donate to their local food bank, but one Atlanta-based startup is helping restaurants give back year round. According to a survey by the American Dairy Association Mideast, the average American throws out more than 250 pounds of food each year. When used effectively, this food could go towards feeding families across the nation. Goodr is looking to change these statistics through blockchain technology. Goodr is a platform that manages food waste and allows restaurants to donate their surplus food to those in need. The business-to-business company’s mission is to “feed more, waste less.” “It’s like Uber Eats in reverse,” Goodr Founder and CEO Jasmine Crowe said. Goodr provides food waste analytics by tracking the amount of food rescued, the dollar amount of tax savings a company will receive once its surplus food is donated and the...

Dec 3, 2018

Goodr Raises $1.25M To Continue Eliminating Food Waste

Did you know that one out of every seven people goes to sleep hungry? On the other hand, more than 70 billion pounds of food are thrown in landfills every year. Apps like Goodr are looking to bridge that gap. The Atlanta-based startup that allows people to connect excess food with those in need announced last week that it raised $1.25M. Goodr is working to eliminate food waste, and although they’ve redistributed about one million pounds of food, they’ll be able to help even more people with this new pot of cash. Goodr plans to launch pilots in Chicago, Raleigh and L.A. For corporate employees who want to find a good use for their excess food, they can list what will be left on the app and a Goodr driver will plan to pick up the food and take it to the communities who need it. They’ve worked with major clients such as Hartsfield–Jackson International airport and more. On the tech side of things, the Goodr team uses Blockchain technology to track the food from where it originates to...

Aug 21, 2018