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Build a platform to facilitate & optimize the redistribution of unused food from donors to service providers to better serve people in need.

Build a platform to facilitate & optimize the redistribution of unused food from donors to service providers to better serve people in need.

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Audrey commented on MealMate

Hi Levi,

Thank you so much! Yes I'd love to reach out. I'm sure we can benefit a lot from your extensive experience and insights from running JEE Foods. I'll follow up with you via email soon. Thanks again - hopefully we can partner up in some way to make the work more impactful. Thank you again.

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Audrey commented on MealMate

Hi Levi,

Thank you SO much for reaching out! Wow I am so impressed with what you guys have achieved with JEE Foods! And thank you for letting us know about Food Rescue! I'm going to check it out and would love to reach out some time to get all your expertise in this space. I'd love to get the insights and especially the challenges you guys still face using a platform like Food Rescue. This community has been so helpful I'm actually getting a lot of good ideas just from the comments. Here in the bay area there is this "invisible group" that suffers in food insecurity (https://www.sfchronicle.com/food/article/The-hidden-hungryA-Bay-Area-paradox-13379274.php). We are trying to design our programs around needs like this and I've been wondering if there are more efficient ways to leverage on-demand food delivery companies service. For example if kids are getting free lunches at school, is there a way for their families get grocery delivery or food supplement through partnerships with food banks, grocery stores, as well as delivery companies. We are excited to explore the opportunities and will focus our effort on solving the needs at scale.

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Audrey commented on inventXYZ

Hi Nikil,

This is such an inspiring idea. Being at a school with a maker lab and where the curriculum has always been interdisciplinary, I have to say it not only changed my way of learning but it has truly ignited my passion for learning. Particularly with today's crazily interconnected world, I almost think it is not only desired but also required for education to be more hands on, more "problem solve", using knowledge content from all disciplines.

I think curriculum planning would be a critical component of the project. I particularly love the examples that tie technology to humanities/arts based courses, such as learning NLP with English class content. I can think of all sorts of interesting projects that would not only deepen the learning of the humanities and the arts, but also get students excited about the application side of STEM.

Our school actually offers a Design Thinking workshop for educators every summer https://www.nuevaschool.org/conferences-institutes/design-thinking. I worked as a student coach there this past summer and worked with a bunch of humanities teachers on curriculum planning using Design Thinking. It was a rather eye opening experience for me as previously I had thought DT was more for STEM(y) builders and makers. I highly recommend the workshop for anyone who's interested in interdisciplinary education and teaching!