A food desert is a defined region where healthy and affordable food options are unavailable due to factors such as income of inhabitants or distance. In the United States, between 30-40% of produced food is wasted, thrown away, and never eaten. 1 in 6 Americans cannot surely say they know where their next meal will come from, yet each American accumulates an equivalent of 20 pounds of food waste every month. Feed Genie aims to obliterate food deserts and food waste by bridging them through a hassle-free, cost-free mobile app. With Food Genie, an individual can easily post their unused produce and groceries for pick-up and make it available to another individual who can request the food items to be delivered. There is little hassle to donate or receive goods when they are both retrieved and delivered to and from homes, and even easier when that service is offered for free with the push of a button.
"I enjoyed working on this project because it was challenging. I liked that it was a learning experience as well as a way for me to find ways to help my community. Girls Who Code is an amazing program!"
Organization: Girls Who Code
Student: Izabella Gomez
Project Team Members: Aubrey Stacy, Sarah Merry, Izabella Gomez
Type of Work: App
Location: Bay Area - Moody's
Grade: 12th Grade
Year Created: 2015
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