There is enough food production to feed the whole population, yet there is famine and hunger all around the world. Now more than ever farmers are having to waste their products do to over production and more people are facing hunger due to unemployed caused by Covid-19. This has caused nonprofits to be overwhelmed as they have limited refrigerators to store perishable foods and an ever increasing line of people in need. This inspired us to create a solution to facilitate communication between farmers, nonprofits, and people in need. So we created Full->Fill: Bridging the Gap with Full->Fill.
What it does
Full->Fill is a end-to-end platform that allows farmers to get their goods to people in need through donations. We wanted to provide an easy-to-use platform that facilitated communication between the farmers, nonprofits, and the people in need. The farmers can reach a specialized page after logging in where they can fill in their information for nonprofits to be able to contact them, pick up the resources, as well as accounting what the resources are. Farmers that participate can then be awarded with tax breaks for their donations. The nonprofits can then view this information after they log into their page as well as delivery schedules and the communities in need that they can deliver to. People who need these resources can then search by their location and see what is the nearest location to them alongside the time and date of delivery.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we are proud of
We are super proud to get a running app that works across Android and IOS! On top of that, getting past the difficulties of communication in a virtual hackathon is always a plus :)
What we learned
What's next for Full->Fill
We would like to be able to pinpoint where communities in need are. We also want to make the application have a website so we are able to reach even more people. Additionally, we plan to connect our React scripts with Google's Firebase with the use of Expo. With this we will be able to add the EPA data of where excess food can be found.