Help for Students Who Need Food Over the HolidaysPrint This Post
FoodFinderGA is a free smartphone app developed by a Georgia Public Schools graduate. It’s available on the Apple App Store or Google Play right now. Search foodfinder, or online at foodfinderga.org.
The app creates a 100-percent anonymous, direct connection between students and families who need food and their closest free food providers.
Both the FoodFinderGA app and the website showed a dramatic increase in use over the Thanksgiving break:
- Thanksgiving week visits to FoodFinder = +496 percent vs. weekly average during this school year to date.
- Average Daily use during Thanksgiving week = +500 percent vs. the daily average this school year.
- Peak usage was Monday November 21, the first full week without school lunch this school year = +1,269 percent vs. daily average.
Please download the app today, and tell your students about it before the Holiday break.
GaDOE Chief Communications Officer
GaFCP Communications Director