Don't let Refused Deliveries Slow you down

Food Cowboy uses mobile technology to safely route surplus food from wholesalers and restaurants to food banks and soup kitchens instead of landfills.



The warehouse manager just told you not to take that last pallet of tomatoes off the truck – too ripe he says. So you post them on Food Cowboy, saying you’re leaving for Abilene at 3 AM. Then you crawl in back and go to sleep. When you wake up you’ve got messages from three food banks along the way offering to take the tomatoes off your hands. One will even meet you at a truckstop and throw in a coupon for a free breakfast. We have a winner! Both you and the shipper will be credited with the donation.

Get the App from the app store
(APPLE/ GOOGLE) or register at

Enter what you have to donate and where the food is located (or where it is going)

Food Cowboy contact charities nearby or along your route

Charities contact you directly if they can accept the donation

You decide where to deliver food or arrange a transfer

Food Cowboy emails you a delivery confirmation

Earn Cowboy Points for every donation

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It’s Thursday afternoon and you’re packing up produce you know you can’t use. When you’re through, you open the Food Cowboy app on your phone and hit the blue “Donate Food” button. You’ve got lettuce, broccoli, apples and tomatoes so you select “Mixed” on the Food Type menu and under Quantity you enter “4 cases”.

You are expecting a big delivery tomorrow morning so you set a six-hour pickup window beginning immediately. After looking over the produce once more you tick the “Apparently Wholesome” box and then tap “Submit”.

Get the App from the app store
(APPLE/ GOOGLE) or register at

Enter what you have to donate and where the food is located

Food Cowboy contacts your selected charity/p>

Selected charity confirms their intention to pick up the donation

Chairty picks up food, indicates acceptance and you each rate the transaction on Food Cowboy

Food Cowboy emails you a delivery confirmation

Earn Cowboy Points for every donation

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It’s past midnight and you can’t sleep. Christmas was weeks ago and donations have dried up but you still have families to feed. Then, you get an alert from a trucker 50 miles away saying she just got stuck with a thousand pounds of tomatoes that were rejected by a distributor because they weren’t ripe enough. They are in 90 RPCs on three blue pallets. That’s worth $24 to you – about what it will cost to have someone come in early to meet the truck. You smile and click “Accept.”

Get the App from the app store
(APPLE/ GOOGLE) or sign in on

Receive alerts about food & nonfood donations(type,amount,location, pick up window)

Accept donations on Food Cowboy

Schedule pickups with donor

Pick up donations, indicate acceptance and rate transactions on Food Cowboy

Food Cowboy emails receipts to donor

Earn money for storing RPCs and pallets

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The wedding went off without a hitch (so to speak). Everyone had a good time – only one thing left to do: You give the caterer the nod. She does a quick inventory, enters a few numbers on her phone, and presses “Ready for Pick Up.” A few minutes later, an Uber SUV quietly rolls up to take the unserved food to a local soup kitchen.

Caterer or event planner provides event and menu details to Food Cowboy

Food Cowboy reviews menu, notifies charity and schedules a transporter

Caterer receives confirmation and transporter’s mobile number

Caterer sends “Ready for Pick Up” text when food is ready

Transporter arrives with insulated carriers to pick up food

Charity staff inspects, accepts and refrigerates food

Charity sends host a thank you note and a donation receipt

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Meet the Team

Our company is comprised of passionate people from many different industries and areas. It is through their hard work and passions that we are moving one step closer to preventing food waste

Roger Gordon, JD, MBA, is an experienced entrepreneur who has been involved in numerous ventures that overlap the public and private sectors. In 2014, Fast Company named him to its list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business. He has worked as a management consultant in London and Sydney and is the founder of the company that broke the bank monopoly on operating ATMs in the United Kingdom.

Roger has served on Human Rights Watch’s California Committee North and on the boards of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Francisco and the San Francisco League of Urban Gardeners. He holds an MBA from Kellogg and a law degree from Georgetown. While in law school, he clerked for future White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes at the Center for American Progress, the House Judiciary Committee and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Barbara Cohen, Ph.D., MPH, a public health and nutrition expert, has addressed issues of hunger, food insecurity, nutrition, and the relationship between food and health outcomes, at both national and local levels. She was part of a small group of academic and policy leaders who worked to move the national discussion from one of hunger to food security and developed measures now used on national and international population- based surveys.

Barbara is also the author of the USDA’s Community Food Security Assessment Toolkit. Through this and other work she has trained community leaders in how to use basic evaluation tools to develop innovative programs to improve their local communities. She received her MPH from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

Richard Gordon, has over 25 years of experience as a trucking entrepreneur instructor-trainer, and terminal manager. He transported fresh produce almost exclusively for 16 years and has been called upon by FEMA to respond to every hurricane disaster since 1992. He spent six months on the Gulf Coast transporting humanitarian and oil field supplies after Hurricane Katrina and both he and Roger responded to Hurricane Sandy. Over the years, they have rescued many tons of fresh produce.

Jodessiah Sumpter, MBA is an experienced enterprise level software developer, technology innovator, published author and serial entrepreneur. He has won numerous awards in software and mobile application development, including from Home Depot, AT&T and SONY. He holds an MBA with a concentration in Information Technology from the University of Buffalo and a post masters degree in Marketing from the University of Dayton.