Each year Digital Alberta hosts The Ember Awards, a night to gather and celebrate Alberta’s digital excellence. At this year’s Embers at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton Uppercut was recognized for Best Non-Profit Project for our contribution to Food Finder YYC.

 

Food Finder YYC helps create food security for vulnerable youth throughout Calgary by using a Website and/or an SMS Chat Bot that helps individuals connect to free food-related resources according to their current location. The project was a collaborative effort involving several local organizations, spearheaded by Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids (BB4CK), dedicated to providing proper nutrition to those in need.

Food Finder YYC - Uppercut - Calgary Web App

At Uppercut we believe in using technology to help make the world a better, healthier place. We are humbled to have had the opportunity to donate our time in a way that continues to add value to the community and are honoured to have been recognized at The Embers for our contribution.

 

In addition to the love we’ve seen from Digital Alberta and The Ember Awards, the Food Finder YYC project has helped us score a nomination for REAP’s Be Local Awards. We sat down to chat with Centaine Tyler of REAP about working on the project, as well as some possible future plans and developments.

 

Go give the Food Finder YYC website a whirl or Text “Food” to 587-318-0232 to see how we’re using technology to get nutritious food into the hands (and stomachs!) of Calgary’s youths.