Most people don’t think about food. It’s just something that is always around. So it can be hard to wrap your head around the fact that 49 million people in the United States live in hunger.
The US discards over $500 billion dollars worth of food every year. Those with extra food let nearby volunteers know when extra food is available for pickup.
Unsung is an online community or social media platform where people can view good deeds in “real time.” The idea is for local grocers, restaurants, caterers or anyone with large amounts of leftover food to donate what would otherwise be thrown out. Anyone of these groups can join Unsung and notify the network stating that they have extra food. Members of the online community can view these food announcements and offer to deliver them to those in need. People who need food can also broadcast this to the community alerting members of a location to where the food can be sent.
All of this can be watched live much like the Uber ride-sharing application. Users will earn a reputation for doing good deeds by receiving badges, points and tips in bitcoin from the community (altcoins are also accepted via ShapeShift). People can browse the list of these “Unsung Heroes” and view pictures of donated meals showing the charity in action. Leaders within the community can be tipped directly with the digital currency providing an economic incentive to help the hungry.
Want to help?
Everyday superheroes like yourself power the network’s pickup and delivery. Unsung connects local volunteers with spontaneous food alerts, helping you do good on your schedule.
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