Since Postmates began FoodFight!, they’ve made some pretty significant leaps and bounds in their journey to reduce hunger and food waste in the US. FoodFight! currently operates in Oklahoma City, Nashville, Detroit, and Los Angeles, and are actively working on expanding their reach. Between their four established cities, Postmates caters to over 600 FoodFight! enabled restaurants.

If you have a restaurant, a food truck, a taqueria or any kind of food business and would like to become a part of FoodFight!, email Postmates at FoodFight@postmates.com.

 

On this Giving Tuesday, Postmates is proud to tell our story about a transformative technology product we built thanks to our partnership with Pledge 1%: FoodFight!

FoodFight! allows restaurants that partner with Postmates to have a member of our fleet pick up their leftover food and take it to a local shelter at the touch of a button!  

Thanks to our pledge of time and product, we put together a coalition of employees passionate about solving America’s dumbest problem, food waste, and leveraging our existing product to do so.  We knew that we could use our logistics superpower for good, and so we did.

After meeting with shelters and restaurants to determine the most useful and efficient way for Postmates to support the connection between leftover food and those who need it, this coalition met once a week starting in May 2018 to put together a plan to build a first of its kind technology solution.  

Employees volunteered their time from product management, design, data, communications, operations, engineering, account management, merchant support, and more to help us launch in Los Angeles on October 1, 2018.  This cross team effort was inspiring to watch as it happened, and as our first FoodFight! Delivery happened in Los Angeles, we all celebrated.

The coalition isn’t done yet!  Since October we have added additional employees into the FoodFight! Coalition in an effort to expand the program to additional cities with the goal to offer this service nationwide by the end of 2020!

Want to learn more or join the FoodFight?  Click here!

About Postmates:

Postmates helps people unlock the best of their cities – and their lives, with an insanely reliable on-demand “everything” network. Launched in 2011, Postmates is the first and leading company in the on-demand space – helping customers in over 400 cities get whatever they need, whenever they need it. Postmates has the largest on-demand fleet in the U.S. – with 200,000 Postmates and the biggest network of merchants. While some companies try to build a warehouse outside of a city and funnel goods into it, Postmates believes that our cities, our towns, and our communities are our warehouses. Postmates is helping transform the way food and merchandise move around cities – by connecting the city to customers while helping local brick and mortar businesses better compete against retail goliaths.