Monthly Archives: February 2012

FlashFood in the News

Check out our article on page 22 of the College Times!

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Innovation Challenge Winner

FlashFood is a 2011-2012 Arizona State University Innovation Challenge winner! Awards were announced this afternoon, after our Saturday pitch to a panel of finalist judges.

See the list of winners and find out more about the competition here.

New Video

Hi, All! Check out our newest video, explaining exactly what it is we do.

FlashFood is aiming to pitch for LaunchSpot later this month!

Look up this Tempe tech incubator on Facebook.

Pitches will be delivered will be delivered before a panel of judges at Tempe´s first ever Geeks´ Night Out on February 16th.  Follow the link for a description of the event, which is hosted in part by Arizona SciTech Festival, as well as highlights of LaunchSpot and other participants.

LaunchSpot

We’re FlashFood

We’re a team of ASU students, working to integrate and implement technology and social media to fight hunger and reduce food waste in America.

Arizona has the third highest rate of food insecurity in America. Everyday in Arizona 1100 tons of food go to waste.

The FlashFood mobile application leverages the power of instant digital communication to bridge the gaps between food service vendors, community organizations, and the hungry. If a vendor has excess food, he or she can instantly notify a local community organization that they wish to donate it. That organization can then 1) coordinate pick up of the food and 2) alert food recipients of an upcoming donation at a nearby community center.

If you’re a restauranteur, ceterer, community volunteer, or just interested in helping us reduce food waste and hunger in America, let us know! We’re looking for feedback.