ApplicationiOSMobileSecond Harvest

Second Harvest Foodbank exists to end hunger in Southern Wisconsin. Since 1986, the nonprofit has put more than 100 million meals on the tables of the 1 in 10 people who face hunger in the area they serve. They work together with hundreds of local hunger-relief charities. They are dedicated to providing healthy and nutritious food. They are a member of Feeding America (https://www.feedingamerica.org/), a nationwide network of member food banks and the nation’s largest domestic hunger-releief organization.
Second Harvest App

Solving the Business Problem

Mobile pantries are the primary method food gets distributed to people in need, and when working in partnership with so many hunger-relief charities, it is a challenge to make everyone aware of where mobile pantries are on any given day.  With the Second Harvest Foodbank app, organizers and people in need can immediately know the locations, times, and schedules of mobile pantries in Southern Wisconsin.

Noble Collaboration

In pro-bono collaboration with Second Harvest, Noble was able to figure out how to integrate the app into the dynamic scheduling system Second Harvest and their partners already use so it is always up-to-date.  The design and implementation is purposefully simple and easy-to-use so everyone can quickly and reliably see the schedule and food can get to the tables that need it most. 

Project's Importance

Hunger and the efficient distribution of food to the needy is a huge problem that is often overlooked.  The repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have amplified the problem, but additionally it has increased awareness and the need for innovation.  On top of making it easier to get food to families in need, the app makes the process of distributing perishable goods throughout Wisconsin more reliable and efficient. It decreases the amount of food waste, and increases the amount of happy families throughout the state.