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Take, for example, the produce department of a typical supermarket. Based on inventory, point-of-sale transactions, and Food Safety and Inspection Service data 2ndHarvestAI anticipates that lettuce will go bad in a few days. It arranges for a charity to pick up the lettuce. It generates documents needed for the restaurant to file for tax deductions. The solution runs as a software service funded by charging a percentage of the tax deductions generated.

2ndHarvestAI works with local charities to arrange pick up for the food. After confirming pick up, the AI generates the tax documents needed to take the deduction. By default, the service (monitoring food, managing pick-up schedules, and generating tax documents) runs autonomously.  For a typical supermarket, 2ndHarvestAI could rescue 50 tons of food in a single year. That's 20 tons of carbon dioxide that we avoid putting into the air and over 80 thousand meals served.