Could the Postal Service be used for fresh produce deliveries?

Washington, DC, Feb. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new analysis from World Wildlife Fund (WWF) identifies the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a potential player in bringing fresh produce to people who may lack access through existing services. Each year, an estimated 17 million tons of crops never make it off the farm, when millions of people in the U.S. live in food insecure households. Farmers Posta WWF business case, proposes a model that can reduce this loss by utilizing the vast logistical network of the USPS to deliver food surplus direct from farm to consumers, with the help of a third-party interface.

“Access to fresh fruits and vegetables should not be considered a luxury, but across the U.S., food deserts and higher-cost delivery services routinely put these essential foods out of reach,” said Julia Kurnik, director of innovation startups, World Wildlife Fund’s Markets Institute. “Pairing this reality with the extensive loss of viable food on our nation’s farms, Farmers Post offers a win-win solution to combat on-farm food loss, while making produce delivery more affordable and accessible.”

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Is the Post Office going to hire enough employees to deliver extra goods?

Lol… This is a joke, right?

With the new trucks coming out equipped with ac/heat, maybe sell ice cream, snow cones & slushies, in the summer, hot chocolate & coffee in the winter. Free cone or hot drink with every fifth delivery!

yeah right what are they smoking

they couldn’t even deliver amazon fresh. This is put out by idiots up in the chain of command who are about to lose their jobs so they come up with some bird brain scheme to stay alive

Hasn’t anybody figured out that if you have to break off of a route to hit a delivery time window then you are not there anyway thus losing more money with each piece?

Seriously?? They don’t have the manpower to do the effing work now!