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How it Works

Anticipate Waste

The system integrates with the inventory and point-of-sale systems. It anticipates when unsold food is likely to go to waste. It marks that food for donation.

Arrange for Donation

Store managers can override recommendations of the system. The system arranges for local charities to pick up the approved donations.

Take Deductions

The system creates the documentation the store needs to take additional tax deductions. It sends the documents to accounting.

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potential benefits

percent wasted


Twenty five percent of all food produced in the United States is unsold or uneaten due to waste.

unclaimed deductions


Per year in unclaimed eligible tax deductions for the US food industry

tons of food rescued


For a typical grocery store, our system could result in fifty tons of food rescued per store location, per year.

tons of CO2 reduced


For a typical grocery store, we could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by twenty tons per store location, per year.

profit margin increase


We directly impact (already razor thin) profit margins. A typical grocery store could see an eighty one percent increase in profit margin.

landfill waste decrease


Using the system could result in a decrease in landfill & incineration destined wasted



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 store 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.



Scan the QR code on your mobile device or tablet to access the demo version of 2ndHarvestAI. Enter your email address to access the application.


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