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Patrick graduated from West Point. After his active duty service in the US Army, he began a private sector career focusing upon real estate, energy, technology and social enterprise. He has founded, co-founded and led several companies and has served on the Boards of for profit, not for profit, public and private companies. Amp Your Good combines Patrick’s passion for disruptive technology, health and for making a difference in the lives of others. He is married and has four children. He enjoys skiing, science fiction, youth sports and cooking.
Thanks, Rebekah! Regarding your comment about the receivers of the donations. To ensure that donations match the needs of the receiving organizations, we collect data from them in terms of what food they need to serve their mission. These are the food items made available for people to donate through our platform. Think of it as a wedding registry - only for food.
I really like your Salvage Kitchen idea - you're spot on that its important to educate people about food preparation. So many people struggling with food insecurity lack food preparation knowledge. Your model addresses that. Kudos!
Hi Kate, thanks for reaching out! The way Amp works is that people purchase fruits/vegetables from us at our website to donate to specific food drives that groups sponsor (similar to how someone or some group sponsors a crowd-funding project). We source the fruits/vegetables from our suppliers. For ugly fruits and vegetables, an example supplier would be Imperfect Produce (see http://www.imperfectproduce.com) We generally source from established wholesale suppliers. We place an order with them for all of the produce donated to a particular drive (and for a specific hunger organization) and they deliver it directly to the hunger organization on our behalf. For Sandy Fischer's idea - Ample Harvest is another organization that helps people who want to donate garden fruits and vegetables on a national basis. Have a great day!