Google helps solve food insecurity
Google helps solve food insecurity

Google has announced a new website designed to help food insecure people from a single source.

Find Food Support includes a Google Maps powered grocery finder that people can use to find the nearest grocery bank, store, or school lunch program pickup location in the community.

Google is working with nonprofits like No Kid Hungry, FoodFinder, and the Department of Agriculture to create 90,000 free food aid sites in all 50 states, with more to be added in the future.

The new site is the product of the new Google Food for Good team. It was formerly known as Project Delta and was headquartered in Alphabet's X-lunar landing division.

Project Delta's mission is to create smarter nutrition that includes standardized data to improve communication between grocers and thus reduce food waste.

The USDA defines food insecurity as the inability to consistently eat enough food to lead an active, healthy life.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the number of food insecure people has increased. It affects about 45 million people, or one in seven Americans, including 15 million children.

Google helps solve food insecurity

Google said grocery bank searches, SNAPs, grocery stamp orders, and school lunch pick-ups in my neighborhood all hit an all-time high in 2020.

Plus new restaurants. Google is publishing five new videos on YouTube that aim to break the stigma caused by food insecurity.

The site also contains links to food aid lines and state care guides. and information about specific communities such as seniors, families, children, and military families.

Visitors will also find information on how to donate food, time and money to help those in need.

“We want people to know they are not alone,” Emily Ma, president of Food for Good, said in a blog post.

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