A new Georgia-developed tool will help connect food insecure children with resources.
Food Finder GA is a web app developed by Peachtree Ridge High School graduate Jack Griffin that uses geo-targeting to direct users to the free food resource closest to their home, school, or current location.
Initially built for Gwinnett County students, the app has expanded to serve all food-insecure students in the state through a network of more than 1,000 resource providers.
The project streamlines the process of finding food resources for students who are food-insecure – and the adults trying to provide assistance to those students.
Griffin said the inspiration for the project came as he was looking for an opportunity to volunteer in his community. “I focused on hunger specifically because it seemed like the most pressing and fundamental need that had to be addressed for impoverished children,” he said. “However, I discovered that the search process was much more difficult than I thought. I was just looking to help out somewhere, but the kids who actually need the aid should be able to access this information much more quickly.”
To access the Food Finder GA app, click here.