Building Apps to Address Food Insecurity in the US and Beyond

Originally published by TechSoup at on December 11, 2020.

Last year, the UN reported that nearly 2 billion people did not have regular access to nutritious and sufficient food — about a quarter of the world’s population. The current pandemic, unfortunately, has only exacerbated the issue of food insecurity. In fact, more than 80 percent of food banks are serving more people now than they did a year ago.

Of course, this issue requires a large, multifaceted, coordinated effort. We all need to work together and approach it from various angles. Here at TechSoup, we recently hosted a Public Good App House demo event focusing on apps that address food insecurity. We were joined by Feeding America, Propel, Infoxchange, Postmates, and CauseLabs. Below, you can browse through each participant’s app demo and learn more about what they’re doing to address the food insecurity crisis.

OrderAhead from Feeding America

FreshEBT from Propel

Ask Izzy from Infoxchange

FoodFight! from Postmates

CauseLabs and Fresh Food Connect

More to Come

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Originally published at on December 11, 2020.

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