22% of the US Population receive SNAP (food stamp) benefits each year. They have tremendous purchasing power in aggregate, yet remain under-served by consumer technology. Currently, Food Stamps do not work online, on mobile, or anywhere in the digital economy.
What it does
Allows people on Food Stamps to shop online, on mobile, and on apps like Instacart, DoorDash, & Postmates. Right now Food Stamps don't work anywhere digitally.
How I built it
Messenger, Snatchbot Integration, Marqeta, Stripe
Challenges I ran into
Computer vision integration for OCR reading of EBT card
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Responding bot, bot is live
What I learned
How to create a messenger bot
What's next for All_ebt
Set up banking infrastructure for end to end transactions. i.e EBT Card to Visa Virtual card