To source more meals, Feeding America has created MealConnect, a technology platform making it easy for volunteers to connect donors with surplus food to pantries & soup kitchens that are Mid-South Food Bank Partner Agencies.
With MealConnect, you’ll feel great knowing you’re reducing food waste while providing hunger relief right in your community.
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How It Works
A Feeding America no-cost app click here called MealConnect enables participating restaurants, event caterers and other food-service organizations to snap a photo of excess prepared food and download it on the app. Volunteers who share the app on their cellular devices are immediately notified and can optionally respond to transport the available food to a Mid-South Food Bank Partner Agency that serves hot meals.
Prospective volunteers wanting to help deliver must first have food safe-handling orientation. Thanks to a grant from Walmart, supporting the program, volunteers will also be equipped wih receive freezer blankets and other accessory equipment to use in transporting the food designated for donation.
For Volunteers, sign up: https://mealconnect.org/49/volunteers/signup
For Donors, sign up: https://mealconnect.org/donate#/signup
Learn more and participate by contacting Robert Onstad firstname.lastname@example.org 901-373-0405