A group of civic-minded innovators out of Pittsburgh have launched an innovative new food delivery app that isn't designed to service the cravings of people with disposable income, but rather aims to use the power of technology and community to feed people in need.
The 'Food Rescue Hero' app, when downloaded by volunteers, alerts them when surplus perishable food that would otherwise go to waste is available near them. Volunteers can then pick up the food and deliver it to people in need that same day. What's great about this setup is that it saves time and ensures that perishable food can be transported the same day without needing to be stored in refrigerators.
Ultimately, this food delivery app is a fine example of how technological innovations such as ridesharing, apps and location-tracking can be used for the sake of social good.
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