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Public Good App House: Apps that Address Food Insecurity - February 2021

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Wed, Feb 3, 11:00 AM (PST)

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About this event

Food insecurity affects about a quarter of the world's population and more than 80 percent of US food banks are serving more people now than they did a year ago.

How can we apply technology towards these challenges? Join our next Public Good App House demo event and discover five apps that address food insecurity. This demo event is moderated by Amanda Namayi.

DEMOS

ShareTheMeal

United Nations World Food Programme

ShareTheMeal is the mobile fundraising app from the United Nations World Food Programme. The app allows users to 'share their meal' with a hungry child with just a tap and $0.80, feeding 1 child for a day.

Flashfood

Reduce food waste and feed people affordably using Flashfood. Users get massive savings on fresh food items like meat and produce that are nearing their best before date at grocery stores across Canada and the U.S.

MealConnect 2.0

Feeding America

Since 2014, MealConnect has been facilitating local food donations for community hunger relief organizations. In just a few months, Feeding America will launch functions allowing produce growers to donate crops anywhere in the country and enable Feeding America food banks to more easily share bounty with their lower-resourced peer food banks.

GetCalFresh

Code for America

Code for America built GetCalFresh to be the most human-centered, mobile-friendly, and efficient way to apply for the SNAP (also known as "food stamps") program. Code for America will share lessons learned while building the app, and what's coming next for helping Californians get the money for food that they're entitled to.

OpenMeal

This presentation will showcase how a user can order a meal from one of OpenMeal's partnered restaurants and pay for it using their provided credits.

Featured Presentation

Speakers

  • Camaley Jennings

    Camaley Jennings

    United Nations, World Food Programme

    Partnerships Manager

    See Bio
  • Josh Domingues

    Josh Domingues

    Flashfood

    Founder and CEO

    See Bio
  • Justin Block

    Justin Block

    Feeding America

    Managing Director of Digital Platform Technology

    See Bio
  • Tom Dooner

    Tom Dooner

    Code for America

    Senior Software Engineer

    See Bio
  • Jonathan Sou

    Jonathan Sou

    OpenMeal

    Frontend Engineer Lead

    See Bio
  • Moderator

    • Amanda Namayi

      Amanda Namayi

      Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

      GoGettaz Lead

      See Bio

    Host

  • Nicole Jones

    Nicole Jones

    TechSoup

    Sr. Product Marketing Manager

    See Bio
  • Organizer

  • TechSoup- Aretha Simons

    TechSoup- Aretha Simons

    TechSoup

    Event Producer