Nilus is a social enterprise that aims to create affordable and healthy food markets for low income people. To achieve this end, we have developed technology to rescue food products that are at risk of being wasted from producers and retailers, and distribute them at 30% to 50% of their market price among soup kitchens in low income neighborhoods. We are currently operating in Argentina, Mexico and Puerto Rico, where we have delivered over 3 million plates of food to over 90,000 people.
There are over 2 billion people in the world who suffer from food insecurity. It doesn’t have to be this way if we consider that we waste over a third of the food that we produce in the world, while the food is perfectly edible, for reasons such as aesthetic or packaging defects, or because the food is about to expire.
We have created a digital marketplace that connects food companies with products at risk of being wasted with soup kitchens and convenient stores in low income neighborhoods, and manages the last-mile distribution of the products by crowdsourcing the trips among professional drivers.