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Hunger: Not Impossible

The problem is not insufficient food, it's inefficient access to food.

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42 million Americans struggle to put food on the table while 40% of the food produced in the US is thrown away every year. Hunger: Not Impossible connects those who are hungry to meals provided by restaurants paid for by donations.

Hunger: Not Impossible is a simple, text-based service that connects kids and families in need with prepaid, nutritious, to-go meals from nearby restaurants. Built to directly empower community organizations’ efforts to feed families with urgent needs, H:NI works with these trusted organizations to recruit participants struggling with food insecurity. By connecting community organizations, local government and the private sector, no one needs go hungry.

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The Absurdity

Nearly 50 million Americans live in poverty and struggle with hunger every day in the wealthiest country in the world. There is no scarcity of food. The United States produces more food than is needed for domestic consumption and 40% of that food becomes waste. But hunger and food insecurity is prevalent due to poverty.

The Goal

To end hunger and food insecurity, starting in the United States so that no child or adult lives hungry. 


Our Solution

Hunger: Not Impossible connects people who are food insecure with stigma-free access to nutritious meals to improve health, well-being and serve as a catalyst for getting out of poverty.

HOW IT WORKS

- A kid or family signs up for the program. 

- Once a day, they text "Hungry" to H:NI.

- H:NI texts back a choice of nearby participating restaurants.

- They place their order for a meal.

- They pick it up. For free.

 

 

Pilots in cities across the country have already provided hundreds of meals bringing stability and hope. These meals allow people to focus on work, school and their families instead of worrying about where their next meal will come from or being distracted by hunger pangs. It’s a step closer to getting out of poverty.

Partners

We partner with community based organizations, local government and the private sector to sign up individuals in need, connect with participating restaurants, and source funding to support the efforts. Our project partners and individual collaborators are at the heart of advancing our mission to bring technology and humanity together.