Inspiration

40% of food in the U.S. goes uneaten and that could feed 25,000,000 Americans. 1 in 6 people in America face hunger and food insecurity exists in every county in America. Thus, our goal is to reduce food waste and redirect it towards feeding the hungry people in our community.

What it does

Provides a platform so that businesses and non-profit organizations can connect. Whenever a business has leftover food, they can send a text and email notification to the non-profit organizations that have subscribed to their updates so they can come pick up the leftover food.

How we built it

The app is built on Express for Node.js and is connected to MongoDB. We used templating engines such as Handlebars to render content along with HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (ES6)

Technical challenges we faced

Email and text message notifications via the Mailgun and Twilio APIs, respectively

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