Founded in 2015, 412 Food Rescue implements an innovative combination of process and technology to address the supply and access disconnect in food distribution to needy individuals. 412 Food Rescue is one of the fastest-growing food recovery organizations in the United States, and deploys an advanced network of team members and volunteers who physically rescue food about to go to waste, and then directly distributing to organizations that serve communities in need.
An ecosystem comprised of food retailers, wholesalers, restaurants, caterers, universities and other food providers work collaboratively with the 412 Food Rescue team to rescue unsellable but perfectly good food, eliminating the operational bandwidth challenges food providers inherently have which can often prevent the consistent redirect of food to community organizations.
412 Food rescue currently deploys mobile applications where volunteers can connect existing social media accounts to sign up to be a food rescue hero, and set preferences on when and where to participate on food rescues.
As part of the national expansion plans beyond the existing Pittsburgh, PA footprint, 412 Rescue Overview has selected Savvior as their technology partner. Savvior is currently reimagining the user experience and graphic design, as well as crafting the mobile app experience by developing a hybrid mobile app that will match food donors with volunteers. Key features will include the ability for users to register, create a profile with a specific location and availability, and push notifications to them regarding nearby food pick-ups.
Collaboratively, Savvior and 412 Food Rescue are crafting a SaaS-based rollout of the app to additional markets across the United States, which will include market-specific branding and design.
Commenting on the partnership, 412 Food Rescue CEO Leah Lizarondo remarked, “We chose Savvior to help guide our national rollout, based on our evaluation of a group of national providers, in large part because of the company’s track record with large, global organizations, impeccable delivery capabilities with applications of a commercial and consumer nature, and their solid user experience team. With the goals our group has in the coming year, we need a highly collaborative team with an unwavering sense-of-urgency, and a solid handle guiding all aspects of the technology roadmap.”
Savvior Vice President Christopher R. Evans noted, “We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Leah and the 412 Food Rescue team, arguably one of the most important projects we’re involved with. Together, Savvior and 412 Food Rescue are going to be able to make a difference in thousands of lives by reducing unnecessary waste, and deliver an excellent experience for all participants in the process.”
Savvior is creating the application on Ionic framework with Angular JS for an exceptional user experience, and will be usable on both iOS and Android. Additionally, Savvior’s creating and deploying an advanced reporting to give users profile-specific information on their activity using the app.