Hello, sarko lamiente thank you for the comment. I would love to learn more and address how Food Cycle is different than what is currently on the market. Could you share the names of some organisations doing this service?
Hi Sonali Mathur thank you! That is a great question and something that our team needs to further develop especially with the chilly winter that we have here in Ohio. As the winter rages on, we would like to leverage the vending machine part of our project that allows community members to access the food. In these cases, the system would operate similarly to a community fridge where any community or restaurant can drop off excess food into the machine and restock it with unopened food. During these winter months we would focus on the delivery of food rather than the delivery method. However, the Food Cycle app would integrate with volunteer apps in the area to ensure that community members still see the value of using food cycle. However, we are still working on this plan and have more work to do in order to make it a truly year round solution.
That's great! Thank you! I do see the market that you mentioned of individuals largely being untouched right now. It will be exciting to see your project bring everyone together. I also really like and glad to hear the collaborative mindset you have about bringing all food rescue parties together! Good luck!