Postmates has always been in the food business, delivering all your favorites. Now, we are delivering leftover food from select local restaurants to shelters to help feed those in need through a new initiative called FoodFight!
In March 2018, Postmates joined Working Not Working as the technology partner to test a pilot FoodFight! program in Los Angeles focused on the Venice area.
With a one-touch button solution, Postmates built a unique technology capability that allowed restaurant partners to utilize the Postmates API platform and redirect surplus food to help feed thousands of hungry people in homeless shelters. API is already included in every restaurant Partner's tablet in their restaurant.
Matching key learnings from the pilot to functionality of the proprietary product, Postmates is now rolling out a larger FoodFight! program that will serve the greater Los Angeles community.
After operating hours, participating merchants can routinely use this new feature to deliver gourmet leftovers and within minutes a Postmate will arrive for pick up.
Not only does FoodFight! plan to make an impact in Los Angeles, but soon we aim to launch in more cities, with the goal of operating FoodFight! programs in all cities where we have a presence by 2020.
Postmates is aligned with the international efforts set by the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030