This project was inspired by the fight against global hunger, as well as, the ever rising amounts of food waste. We understood that both these issues can be resolved congruously and simultaneously - making unwanted food viable to the bulk of our starving populace would both reduce food waste and feed the hungry.
What it does
The application displays various nearby restaurants that are giving away food for free or discounted prices.
How we built it
Built with React and Bootstrap, along with HTML and CSS.
Challenges we ran into
Using Routes from React led to some pages not displaying correctly without any syntax or runtime errors occurring. This challenge was difficult to overcome with our overall beginner experience with Routes and React in general.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of ourselves for building a project with a framework a lot of us weren’t familiar with. Furthermore, there were several times where we felt helpless in the face of errors. We are proud of persevering through the tribulations, researching independently, and collaborating in a team to solve the problem at hand.
What we learned
What's next for Table
In the future, we would like to be able to make our app a fully-fledged MERN stack application. We want to be able to connect our frontend with a database as well as be able to perform basic CRUD operations. Ideally, we would like to develop the project further and make it a viable solution to reducing food waste and combating global hunger at the same time. We also hope to build a sound incentive system for restaurants and private enterprises that are donating food - perhaps a set amount of money at the end of the month, tax reductions (for restaurants, at least), or awards that commemorate service.