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DinnerSurfer is a community where users can create and share food with others searching for homemade meals. The platform solves the problems of food waste and unhealthy take-away. What if we created a community where individuals across generations ca

DinnerSurfer is a community where users can create and share food with others searching for homemade meals. The platform solves the problems of food waste and unhealthy take-away. What if we created a community where individuals across generations ca

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Ministry of Stories (M of S) is a UK-based nonprofit organization that incubates creative writing skills in youth through mentorship. Through creative writing, M of S unleashes the imaginations of young people and builds confidence, self-respect and

Ministry of Stories (M of S) is a UK-based nonprofit organization that incubates creative writing skills in youth through mentorship. Through creative writing, M of S unleashes the imaginations of young people and builds confidence, self-respect and

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Super cool, congrats team!

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Guy commented on Navigating Food Deserts

Gavin,

Great to see you surfacing a meaningful discussion around food deserts. I've recently seen two innovative solutions targeting the environments that you're mentioning - near Philadelphia and in Boston.

Check out Fare & Square - a nonprofit supermarket located in a food desert in Chester PA. They're supported by Philabundance, an organization that operates food banks in the area. You can learn more below:
http://nextcity.org/daily/entry/nations-first-non-profit-supermarket-opens-in-chester-pa
http://fareandsquare.org/

Also check out the Daily Table, a retailer founded by Doug Rauch (who led Trader Joe's expansion for over a dozen years) that sells fresh and prepared foods using ingredients that are past their sell-by date but still healthy and nutritious. That's another interesting approach:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/09/21/222082247/trader-joes-ex-president-to-turn-expired-food-into-cheap-meals

Great share, Sonia! I'm excited to hear more about the learnings from your prototype. It would be great to share them with the community!