Zero Percent
(via Zero Percent)
What happens when you combine a on-demand delivery app, an 1871 social enterprise, and Chicago's foodie culture?
A crowdsourced effort to reduce food waste.
Zero Percent, an 1871-based donation platform, announced it is partnering with Postmates, a delivery app, to support, their crowdsourcing platform that connects local restaurants and grocery stores to charities to reduce food waste.
Using Postmates API, Zero Percent will use Postmates workers to deliver food waste from restaurants and grocery stores to local charities, such as Faith Temple and the Polish American Association, that don't have the resources for food transportation costs.
In addition, Postmates is currently running a promotion to support Users who enter FOODRESCUE at the checkout will receive a $10 discount on deliveries and Postmates will also make a $5 donation to a neighborhood charity through
"$5 may sound insignificant," says Zero Percent CEO Raj Karmani in a statement. "But in reality, the impact of just one micro­donation like this is huge. $5 can provide 15 fresh, nutritious meals for people in need."
Zero Percent launched two years ago with the goal of ending food deserts and reducing food waste in Chicago through connecting local grocery stores with charities that provide healthy, nutritious meals to those in need. In December, they launched, which crowdsources meal by setting up donation pages for charities to cover the cost of transporting food.