Leveraging AWS To Reach Those in Need
Client: Houston Food Bank
County food banks
The Houston Food Bank distributes food and other essentials to those in need through a network of more than 1,600 community partners.
More than 1 million people in southeast Texas are food insecure, lacking reliable access to nutritious food. Through their extensive network of community partners, the Houston Food Bank leads the fight against hunger by providing food assistance across its 18-county coverage area. In an effort to reach even more individuals, Houston Food Bank and Pariveda Solutions partnered to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) in order to make meals even more accessible to those in need.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for delivery services across industries has increased and food banks were no exception. The Houston Food Bank needed to scale delivery operations in order to meet this increased need from their clients. They needed to enable digital ordering, be able to fulfill those orders efficiently, and manage a fleet of volunteers to help.
How Pariveda interns used AWS to develop a platform for the Houston Food Bank:
The Houston Food Banks clients can now make digital orders, while the Houston Food Bank can now fulfill those orders from their client’s nearest partner pantry and manage a fleet of volunteer drivers to deliver that food in a timely and efficient manner.
The new system provides the Houston Food Bank with comprehensive partner network management, cross-network support and cost distribution, data-driven insights into the needs of the community, and support for network wide delivery and/or pick-up programs.
In partnership with Pariveda, the Houston Food Bank was able to provide more meals to those in need and increase the positive impact they have on the Houston community.
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