Public Service Announcement
DATA AND INNOVATION BEAT HUNGER
Created by Jack Gorman Productions with the Chamber of Commerce Foundation in March 2016.
How can data and innovation help us tackle some of society’s toughest challenges? In particular, how can we fight hunger and poverty using new and creative approaches?
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a panel on this topic on March 14 at the SXSW interactive conference in Austin. The panel featured a lively discussion involving three people who are looking to reduce hunger locally, nationally, and around the world.
* Maria Rose Belding, co-founder and executive director of the MEANS Database, a non-profit that uses a data-drive approach to connecting food banks with restaurants and other groups that have surplus food.
* Alexander Moore, chief development officer for DC Central Kitchen, which provides meals for thousands of people in the District of Columbia and operates a culinary job program for low-income people and those returning from incarceration.
* Brian MacNair, executive director of World Central Kitchen, a group of chefs that seeks solutions to the underlying causes of poverty. Its programs include a bakeries and fish restaurants that generate revenue and job opportunities in places Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Zambia and other developing countries.