The Picking With Purpose™ program is our commitment to feed and nourish vulnerable populations by using our intelligent robotic pick and sort systems to reimagine the distribution of surplus food. Partnering with other socially responsible companies to source food, we can work with non-profits to speed the delivery of essential items to hungry families. With additional support and donations from corporate partners, we hope to make the surplus-food distribution supply chain more efficient for many years to come.
The benefits of joining Picking With Purpose start with helping vulnerable populations fight hunger. In addition, socially responsible organizations create greater value and deeper connections with employees, customers and communities. Working together will generate innovative learnings and partnership opportunities as we transform food distribution.
Projected for 2020*
May experience hunger
due to Covid-19
Increase in the number of people seeking help from food banks
Meals needed to meet the increased demand
It’s Time to Reimagine and Change Our Distribution of Surplus Food.
Food relief organizations rely heavily on a workforce of volunteers. During COVID, volunteer rates have dropped by 50%, while food banks are seeing a 60% increase in demand. This unprecedented need is driving food banks to search for innovative ways to help a growing number of families put meals on their tables right now.
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Our first partnerships included food rescue organizations — New York City-based City Harvest and The Greater Boston Food Bank — helping to feed thousands of families during the holidays. Our robotic piece picking, packing, and sortation technology efficiently selects and rapidly packages food staples into ready-for-distribution boxes. Starting in 2021, we are expanding our work to include other food pantries on an ongoing basis around the nation and the world.
And this is just the beginning.
We’re looking for grocery retailers, food vendors, manufacturers, financial donors, and delivery services to help source and distribute needed goods as we expand our efforts with a diverse network of nonprofit food organizations. If your organization would like to participate, please contact us to learn more.
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