Feeding Charlotte reached out to Apparo seeking a corporate volunteer team to help them more efficiently solve issues of hunger and food waste in our community.
Feeding Charlotte strives to relieve hunger while reducing waste by connecting surplus, freshly prepared meals with members of our community experiencing food insecurity. This is accomplished through partnerships with restaurants, institutions and caterers that have leftover fresh meals, which are then delivered to local nonprofits that feed our hungry neighbors in Charlotte. Feeding Charlotte recently won a SEED20 grant and would like to look for a solution to more efficiently coordinate their existing food donors and their existing food recipients as well as house information on donors and volunteers. Currently they are managing their constituents and coordination via phone text messaging and Excel. They have looked at the app called Food Rescue US but would like to assess several options to see what best meets their needs and budget.
Apparo has matched Feeding Charlotte to a corporate volunteer team from AAA Carolinas who will review Feeding Charlotte’s current processes and determine the best software application(s) to continue to support and grow their organization.
In their first year alone, Feeding Charlotte has rescued over 12,000 pounds of food.
Feeding Charlotte is a nonprofit that collects fresh, unserved, surplus meals from restaurants, caterers and institutions and delivers the meals to local nonprofits (like Salvation Army Center for Hope and Safe Alliance) who feed the hungry in order to reduce food waste and ease hunger.
Since launching in Charlotte in 2019, Feeding Charlotte (formerly Food Connection CLT) has rescued over 12,000 pounds of freshly prepared meats, vegetables and whole grains, with no signs of slowing down. We will not rest until end we food insecurity in our beloved Queen City.