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Shopping: Now with even less contact

My idea is an app that stores can used to allow customers to place mobile orders and have those orders brought out to the customer

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Instacart and other delivery services like it have been essential for enabling social distancing, but the massive problem with them is that the companies cannot insure that their delivery people are not carriers of COVID or that they are taking all necessary measures to prevent of COVID. My proposal is to cut out the delivery people and have the store or restaurant bring the goods directly to the customer's vehicle. This eliminates a large amount of potential contact with COVID because the customer need not worry about the people their delivery guy has interacted with. 

What is the need are you focusing on?

Food and supply services for the elderly and vulnerable

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

MyPillow has retooled their factories to produce masks, and many other manufacturers have followed suit

What is your profession?

Caterer

Where are you located (country)?

United States

Where are you located (region)?

  • North America

Which industry do you work in?

  • Food Services
  • Student

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your submission? Are you participating in these efforts?

I am not aware of any, nor am I participating in any

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Welcome to the challenge Sean Blacklock . Great to read through your inspiration. Feel free to explore more ideas here and on the ideas phase: https://challenges.openideo.com/challenge/covid-19-business-pivot-challenge-ideation/ideas