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Ameesh Kapoor is head of engineering for 412 Food Rescue’s innovative and essential tech platform, Food Rescue Hero. The leadership team is highly collaborative and works with trust in each person’s strengths, insights and skillset.
The tech platform and app are disrupting a food assistance system that hasn’t been meaningfully updated in decades. Through the app, volunteer drivers are alerted when surplus food is available at a restaurant, grocery store, catered event, cafeteria, etc. When volunteers accept the rescue, (typically within 10 minutes), the app guides them to the pick-up location, provides directions for how to pick up the food and navigates to the delivery location. Many rescues are completed within one hour, and food that would otherwise go to waste can be consumed the same day.”
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