Episode 665: The Pickle Problem : Planet Money A national network of food banks couldn't figure out how to get the right food to the right place at the right time. So they tried a bold experiment: the free market.

Episode 665: The Pickle Problem

Episode 665: The Pickle Problem

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Back when Susannah Morgan was running a food bank in Alaska, she always needed produce. But she didn't get much produce. Instead, among other things, she got pickles. At the same time, other food banks got more produce than they knew what to do with.

On today's show: How Susannah and hundreds of other food bank directors from around the country tried a bold experiment to solve the pickle problem.

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