Feeding America, a national food bank and one of the largest nonprofits in the United States, had a major logistics issue. How could it move donations of food around the country, ensuring local food banks got what they needed, when they needed it? 

In a recent segment with NPR’s Planet Money, Chicago Booth professor Canice Prendergast shares how a new model—based on an auction system—is helping make the system work better for everyone.