We made Mavu in hopes of reducing the amount of food that society wastes.  It isn't a problem that most of us think about on a daily basis, but it impacts the lives of us all.  More than 40% of food grown in the United States is throw away before it even reaches a grocery store or market.  Even so, 20% of american households are food insecure, they have no idea where their next meal is coming from.  We knew that Mavu could change this and make a difference in our communities .  Through the use of technology we make it easier for donors (grocery stores, bakeries, restaurant, event-planners, etc) to find a charity to which they would wish to donate their surplus food to.  Charities simply make an account and all of their information will be displayed for donors to see once they log on.  Then the donor is met with a list of charities from which to choose from, and the charity can come and pick up the food.

"We loved working on this project together because we knew it was something that could change people's lives. We are very passionate about saving our food from going to the garbage, and we knew that by doing this we could help the environment as well. We loved seeing our project come together and were extremely excited to finally see it functioning. "
— Kayla

Organization: Girls Who Code
Project Link: View Project Demo
Student: Kayla Phillips, Myah Cobbs
Project Team Members: Kayla Phillips, Myah Cobbs

Type of Work: Collaboration
Location: Arcata, California
Grade: 11th Grade
Year Created: 2015

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