Jasmine Crowe, founder, and CEO of Goodr, fills the media channels that echo into our world with her passion, brilliance, and determination to change the face of hunger in our society. “Hunger is not an issue of scarcity; it’s a matter of logistics.”
At the recent Super Bowl here in Atlanta Jasmine, and her organization Goodr, recovered over 100,000 pounds of food, beverages, and supplies, left over from the Super Bowl. This incredible amount of food, lobsters, steak, chicken, and more, were given to people who needed food to eat instead of being wasted going to the landfill.
Jasmine Crowe began working with senior citizens and those surviving on our streets living homeless and saw how pervasive hunger of the poor. She became very curious about the massive amount of food wasted every day in our country.
Here are some astounding numbers of the amount of food we waste.
- 72 Billion pounds of perfectly edible food ends up in our landfills each year.
- $218 Billion is spent annually in the U.S. to grow, process, transport, and dispose of food that is never eaten.
- 1 in 7 people in our country is food insecure.
Jasmine is our Mindful Hero every day, but we want to focus on her during Black History Month. Please join her as she stops the edible, delicious food heading to our landfills and channels these valuable gifts to those in need.