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KOMAL AHMAD
COPIA

Komal Ahmad wants to use technology to fight the world’s dumbest problem—food waste—by connecting companies with surplus food to those in need. Learn more about why she was named a 2016 Toyota Mother of Invention. TECHNOLOGY KOMAL AHMAD COPIA SHARE HER STORY supportURL LEARN MORE ABOUT COPIA For Komal Ahmad, CEO of the for-profit benefit [...] Details

Komal Ahmad wants to use technology to fight the world’s dumbest problem—food waste—by connecting companies with surplus food to those in need. Learn more about why she was named a 2016 Toyota Mother of Invention.

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KOMAL AHMAD
COPIA

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For Komal Ahmad, CEO of the for-profit benefit corporation Copia, excess food waste is the world’s dumbest problem. After an unsuccessful attempt to deliver 500 sandwiches to a nonprofit, she was frustrated. That’s what motivated her to develop a mobile app that has helped feed more than 660,000 people by connecting companies with surplus food to those in need.

Inspired by a lunch she had with a homeless man, Ahmad started by encouraging campus dining halls to donate excess food to local nonprofits. “Our goal is to reach over a million people fed,” Komal says.

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