Inspiration

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

Built With

  • messenger
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