PICKING WITH PURPOSE — HELPING FEED HUNGRY FAMILIES

Millions of families face hunger. Together, we can help.

HELP US END HUNGER

PROJECTED FOR 2020*

50
MILLION

may experience hunger
due to Covid-19

60
PERCENT

increase in the number of people
seeking help from food banks

8
BILLION

meals needed to meet the
increased demand


IT’S TIME TO REIMAGINE AND CHANGE OUR DISTRIBUTION OF SURPLUS FOOD.

*Feeding America

COVID's Impact

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.

IN THE NEWS

Picking With Purpose

The Picking With Purpose™ program is our commitment to feed and nourish vulnerable populations by using our intelligent pick and sort robotic 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 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.

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Doing Good Is Good For All

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.

We Need You

Our first partnerships include food rescue organizations — New York City-based City Harvest and The Greater Boston Food Bank — will help feed thousands of additional families just in time for Thanksgiving. Our robotic picking, packing and sortation technology efficiently selects and rapidly packages traditional Thanksgiving food staples into ready-for-distribution boxes. After the holiday, we’ll expand 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. For individuals who wish to make a difference directly, we encourage you to volunteer at your local food pantry or food rescue organization.

City Harvest

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Food donors, sponsors, and other food rescue organizations.

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