Seeing companies throw out good food after meetings, conferences, parties, etc. which could be given to clients residing at shelters for the homeless, for battered women, and for youth.
What it does
The website/application partners companies that have excess food after meetings, workshops, conferences, parties, etc., to deliver the excess food to shelters for battered women, homeless, youth, etc. The food is rescued and delivered to the local shelters through partnerships with Uber or Lyft and through individual volunteers.
How we built it
Informational Lists in three (3) categories: Companies that want to distribute their excess food to local shelter register their information through the website Shelters that want to receive the excess food from companies register their information through the website. Partner companies that will rescue the food and deliver it to the local shelters register their information through the website. Individual Volunteer that will rescue the food and deliver it to the local shelters register their information through the website Volunteer coordinators will use these lists to connect the donating company with the closest local shelter to receive the excess food. A Partner/Volunteer will be identified and confirmed to pick-up the food from the company and deliver it to the shelter.
Challenges we ran into
State, County, and City rules and regulations with various timelines for distribution of different food groups;
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
What's next for 1-Feeding the Hungry from Corporate Events