Food Rescue: Designing a Tech Solution for Somerville | MIT Center for Civic Media
Rahul Bhargava creates playful websites, explanatory data visualizations, award-winning educational museum exhibits, and interactive robots. He has led workshops on a number of topics across three continents, leading to a special interest in finding ways to build technologies and experiences that meet the disparate needs of varying communities and cultures. Rahul is currently working on a variety of technologies to support community building and civic engagement.
Food Rescue: Designing a Tech Solution for Somerville
This is the second in a series of posts about how technology can help food rescue and food security. I am collaborating with community groups in Somerville, MA; trying to extend and enhance existing food rescue programs. Click here to read the first, a tech overview.
A Shared Model
- Transporter: "need to know where to go", "schedule issues", "vehicles / bikes"
- Donor: "legal issues", "spontaneous last minute", "need to know what's happening to food"
- Recipient: "cultural/personal preference", "cold storage capacity", "unaware of what's out there"
- impact / recipient experience
- food safety and quality
- who’s who
- logistic and scheduling
- communication betweem donors-transport-recipients