Tag Archives: Food Recovery

Kaleidoscope Juice Joins FlashFood

IMG_2877We are pleased to announce that Kaleidoscope Juice of Scottsdale, Arizona, is now working with us to donate their extra food to a local community center! Their donation of healthy inventory, including hand-made juices, salads, and energy bars, is highly appreciated by many members of our community.

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Work for a food service or retail business in the Phoenix Metro Area and want to donate your extra food inventory? Want to volunteer to help move donated food to community centers? Feel free to email us at info@flashfoodrecovery.com!

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Rice Business Plan Competition

Eric and Katelyn saying "Go Devils!" in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Eric and Katelyn saying “Go Devils!” in the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

Last week, Eric and I traveled to Houston, Texas, to represent FlashFood in the finals of the Rice Business Plan Competition. It was a privilege to compete in such a prestigious competition.  After 3 pitches, we walked away with $700, dozens of business cards, hundreds of well wishes, and we are one step closer to making making our vision a reality. A big thanks to everyone who helped us prepare for this competition.

To learn more about the outstanding work of the Houston Food Bank visit their website. You can also read about the other exciting startup companies that were at the competition.

-Katelyn

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FlashFood’s First Food Recovery!

Yesterday afternoon we took a major step in our goal to change the way the world treats leftover food; we made our first food recovery! Using the FlashFood mobile application, we were notified of extra food from a donating business, which we delivered near downtown Phoenix. We are excited to build on this success and develop more partnerships with businesses and community centers.

Do you want to be a part or our innovative approach to reducing waste and feeding the hungry? Let us know! We are always looking for new partners. Email info@flashfoodrecovery.com or leave a comment.

Katelyn and Shayla packaging food to take to Wesley Community Center

Katelyn and Shayla packaging food

Some of the food recovered from Rio Salado College
Some of the food recovered. Fun fact: the box the food was transported in is so strong, you can run it over with a car and it won’t break!

Steven, Katelyn and Shayla transporting food

Steven, Katelyn and Shayla transporting food

En route to Wesley! Pretty nifty car topper, eh?

En route with donated food! Pretty nifty car topper, eh?

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Arizona State University Knight Foundation mobile app event

Last Thursday we had the privilege of participating in the Arizona State University Knight Foundation Mobile App event at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in downtown Phoenix. The goal of the event was to celebrate the massive impact smartphones have had on the way society communicates and shares information. The highlight of the event was a showcase of ASU student-developed mobile applications.  We had a lot of fun demonstrating the FlashFood Mobile Applilcation for the event’s attendees and learning about several awesome projects that other ASU students are working on.

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Katelyn in action demonstrating the FlashFood app!

Another cool ASU student-owned software company, Mercury Innovative, demonstrates their "Text In Motion" application, an interactive children's book for active learning.

Another cool ASU student-owned software company, Mercury Innovative, demonstrates their “Text In Motion” application, an interactive children’s book designed to facilitate active learning. This isn’t your dad’s picture book! Check it out on the Windows 8 App Store.

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