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Jasmine Crowe-Houston's Goodr Mobile Grocery Store Comes To Life — 'This Vision Started In 2020'

Jasmine Crowe-Houston’s Goodr is officially on wheels. On March 8, after nearly three years in the making, the Atlanta-based food waste startup launched its mobile grocery store.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 9, 2023

Lil Baby Teams Up With Food Waste Startup Goodr As A Part Of His Annual Back To School Bash In Atlanta

Lil Baby has made it his mission to support his city. Fox 5 Atlanta reports that the rapper joined forces with Goodr for the third year of his annual Back to School Fest in Atlanta, GA. Lil Baby really one of them ones. — Marty Byrde Composure (@TopherPatt) August 8, 2022  

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 8, 2022

Goodr CEO Jasmine Crowe Has A Vision For Social Entrepreneurship And Funding Opportunities with Accion Opportunity Fund

When it comes to social impact work, most people take the nonprofit route to tackle systemic issues, such as food insecurity. But when Jasmine Crowe, founder and CEO of Goodr , saw the systemic impact of hunger in Atlanta, she had a vision for using logistics and technology to bring the community together to feed more families. According to Crowe, food insecurity is an issue of distribution, not resources, and she’s passionate about using technology to reroute millions of pounds of food from businesses to communities in need. Goodr is a technology company with a vision to “feed more, waste less” and uses logistics to provide food waste solutions to feed families experiencing food insecurity. But as a social enterprise, Crowe experienced challenges in raising capital to support the growth of Goodr. AfroTech speaks with Crowe to discuss how Accion Opportunity Fund opened doors for Goodr and many more Black entrepreneurs. AfroTech: How did you first become interested in addressing food...

Mahlet Yared

Jul 19, 2022

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.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jun 27, 2022

After Opening A Free Grocery Store For Students, Goodr CEO Jasmine Crowe Does The Same For Seniors

Goodr may be on everyone’s radar thanks to rapper Gunna’s partnership with the food insecurity nonprofit but none of it would be possible without the singular vision of founder Jasmine Crowe. In a recent op-ed for Newsweek, Crowe explained why she continues her mission and is now offering a “free grocery store” for seniors. “We began thinking about who else could benefit and what other population has the greatest need. We knew from my work with seniors that a lot are experiencing food insecurity. I personally have been working with seniors for 10 years; providing food in senior homes and buying groceries for individuals myself,” she explained. And Crowe’s concerns are well-placed. According to a study by the National Council on Aging, about 7.3 million senior adults are considered “food insecure.” Seniors with disabilities, and those who live in southern and western states, are more likely to face food insecurity than those who are not disabled or who live in northern states. This...

Gunna Reunites With Jasmine Crowe's Goodr To Distribute $100K To Atlanta Families

Gunna and Goodr have returned for the greater good of the Atlanta, GA community. Gunna’s Great Giveaway Foundation and Black-owned sustainable waste management platform Goodr will be providing $150 gift cards for 750 families to shop at their local Walmart this holiday season. Beginning today (Dec. 23), families in College Park (6149 Old National Hwy, College Park, GA 30349) can tap in but must have already pre-registered. In addition to the gift card, Gunna will be handing out a special gift. “Gunna continually finds ways to give back to the community that raised him,” Goodr CEO Jasmine Crowe says, according to Hype Magazine . “We at Goodr value this partnership and look forward to helping Gunna’s efforts whenever we are called upon.” Registrations have closed for the drive-thru event, and for participating families attending, they must remain in their vehicles. Masks will be required. View this post on Instagram A post shared by ❕WUNNA❕🥷🏻✝️ (@gunna) As AfroTech previously told you,...

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 23, 2021

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...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 12, 2021

WeWork Is Launching An Accelerator Focused on Food Tech Startups

WeWork Labs has its eyes set on food tech startups, according to TechCrunch . The innovation program was relaunched by WeWork, the coworking space giant, about a year ago. Now, it is hoping to grab the attention of early-stage startups from across the world. Currently, WeWork Labs has locations in Washington, D.C., New York City, Houston, and Seattle, along with various other international locations. The labs feature workshops, introductions to VCs, mentorship and pitch events to help founders grow their businesses and skills. WeWork Labs’ food tech initiative comes as more investors lean into food tech and other food-focused businesses. According to a report by Food Tech Connect , $1.08 billion in venture capital investments were made to 99 beverage and food industry agreements in 2017. “I do have to say, food carries a disproportionate amount of weight and attention,” Global Head of WeWork Labs Roee Adler said to TechCrunch. “We think it is one of the most exciting areas in the...

Arriana McLymore

Mar 14, 2019

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...

Arriana McLymore

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...

Arriana McLymore

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...

Christine Cauthen

Aug 21, 2018