Mobile Food Access Network
Equal Heart is focused on alleviating childhood and family hunger through innovative community programming made more efficient by the targeted use of technology.
They currently operate four key programs that seek to alleviate hunger with the auxiliary benefit of reducing food waste and increasing community employment.
The Summer/After-School Nutrition Program provides daily meals to 8,000 children in Dallas, Austin, Houston and Denver. Direct-to-Door, a mobile food pantry, delivers bi-weekly groceries to 1,500 families in Dallas County. Plate It Forward reclaims potential food waste from food establishments including restaurants, grocers, and produce suppliers to be distributed to families and community centers.
The AmeriCorps Relief and Opportunity Corps supports 58 disenfranchised young adults to serve throughout all programs and provides employment readiness training to transition them to permanent employment once their service ends. Equal Heart is developing a Mobile Food Access Network (MFAN) to put in place a synergistic model of food assistance that has overlapping outcomes of increasing food supply to low-income families, decreasing food waste, and increasing economic opportunity by filling program positions with the hard to employ.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor invested $60k in seed funding and mentoring focused on launching and growing the program operations of the Mobile Food Access Network and fundraising. Mentoring from a leadership coach and charitable giving expert helped to increase capacity and resources for the program expansion.Visit Equal Heart online!