Visiting the Fresno State Student Cupboard sparked interest in creating a better system for such organizations to better serve the people who depend on them.
What it does
It allows users to look at a food bank's supply and also donate. Information about specific food banks can also be viewed from the app. Volunteers can subscribe to food banks to pick up donated items from donors.
How we built it
We use express through Node.js to host our web server. The app was written through a combination of ejs and jsx files. The database is stored on Amazon Web Services: DynamoDB and user logins are verified through Amazon Web Services: Cognito. All our files are stored within Amazon Web Services: S3.
Challenges we ran into
Connecting the database to the app proved to an initial challenge. Learning to sync methods through Amazon's API gateway required reading through a LOT of documentation.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Attending our first Hackathon and using our time to improve our skill set.
What we learned
What's next for FoodBank
Creating a native mobile app that would streamline user interaction.