Manager   •   almost 5 years ago

PROJECT PITCH: Food, Interrupted

PROJECT NAME
Food, Interrupted

CATEGORY
Infrastructure

PROBLEM STATEMENT
How might we better inform food pantry "customers" about disruptions to the food cycle during inclement weather?

PROPOSED SOLUTION / BRIEF DESCRIPTION
During bad snowfalls, both food pantry staff and food delivery are often blocked from getting to the pantry location, meaning it will be closed during bad weather. Folks who depend on those pantries for food often don't have a good way of knowing if the pantry is open, especially for smaller pantries. One possible solution would be to build a Twilio system that could do outbound calls to people on pantry member lists, or to have an IVR system to handle inbound calls, but definitely open for discussion.

EXISTING PROJECT
No

PROPOSED BY
Harlan Weber, Code for Boston, hweber@codeforboston.org
(If a team forms for this project, CfB will help find the right sponsor)

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