The Postal Service Wants to Deliver Your Groceries Each Morning | GovExec.com


In the operational testing phase in San Francisco, USPS averaged 160 totes per day at the 38 eligible ZIP codes.

USPS asked its regulators for special permission to allow revenues to exceed $10 million annually,

but said it has “taken steps to ensure” revenues do not surpass $50 million.

via The Postal Service Wants to Deliver Your Groceries Each Morning – Management – GovExec.com.

Engineering a better food bank | US National Science Foundation (NSF)

Food banks are enormous enterprises, serving as the linchpin for hunger relief efforts across the United States.

But they are as complex as the nation’s food system itself, collecting food from sources ranging from local farmers to charitable donations and distributing it to myriad agencies that then share it with people in need.

Their goal is to do this as fairly and efficiently as possible. But, like many complicated systems, this is easier said than done. That’s where engineering comes in.

via nsf.gov – National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries – Engineering a better food bank – US National Science Foundation (NSF).

What coffee is served at the White House? | The Boston Globe


A recipe for beer brewed by the White House? The Obama administration happily shares it. A list of wines served at state dinners? No problem.

But what about the First Family’s coffee habits?

Caffeine consumption in the West Wing has, apparently, become a state secret.

via An enduring mystery: What coffee is served at the White House? My mug is empty – Politics – The Boston Globe.