SocEnt

Title

Feeding Families Across Illinois

Document Type

Presentation

Type

Social Entrepreneurship (SocEnt)

UN Sustainable Development Goal

UNSDG #2: Zero Hunger

Start Date

27-4-2022 9:55 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 10:15 AM

Abstract

Food shortage is a growing problem in Illinois, with 1 in 7 people from Cook County facing food insecurity this year. Estimates show that U.S. schools waste a total of 530,000 tons of food per year. Impoverished families have a harder time putting food on the table, which has a detrimental impact on people's health and well-being. The lack of resources to provide the needy with food presents a major problem in Illinois. Our solution aims to combat this problem by saving what would be wasted food from IMSA to go to food shelters. Any leftover food from the IMSA cafeteria would be delivered to food shelters or organizations. This food would otherwise not be eaten, which prevents food waste and gives the food a purpose. Through these steps, Illinois hunger will decrease, and the general well-being will improve. This solution promises a cheap and inexpensive method of feeding those who need it most.

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Apr 27th, 9:55 AM Apr 27th, 10:15 AM

Feeding Families Across Illinois

Food shortage is a growing problem in Illinois, with 1 in 7 people from Cook County facing food insecurity this year. Estimates show that U.S. schools waste a total of 530,000 tons of food per year. Impoverished families have a harder time putting food on the table, which has a detrimental impact on people's health and well-being. The lack of resources to provide the needy with food presents a major problem in Illinois. Our solution aims to combat this problem by saving what would be wasted food from IMSA to go to food shelters. Any leftover food from the IMSA cafeteria would be delivered to food shelters or organizations. This food would otherwise not be eaten, which prevents food waste and gives the food a purpose. Through these steps, Illinois hunger will decrease, and the general well-being will improve. This solution promises a cheap and inexpensive method of feeding those who need it most.