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.
Mar 9, 2023
Goodr is continuing to reach new heights!
Nov 16, 2022
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. pic.twitter.com/lfq9RIUbqB — Marty Byrde Composure (@TopherPatt) August 8, 2022
Aug 8, 2022
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...
Jul 19, 2022
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
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...
Feb 2, 2022
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
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
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