Project : Food

Fighting Food Deserts with Better Data

An App for Making better food choices

Scan Receipts to build Data to help make healthier, more economical, and more conscious food choices.

Aimed at food desert communities, the app has the potential to help anyone hoping to improve ones diet.

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Help us win the Dell Social Innovation Challenge to earn funding and support as we grow

http://www.dellchallenge.org/projects/projectfood
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How It Works

A Smartphone-based Optical Character Recognition (OCR) app scans food purchase receipts to build a database of the items, prices, and locations. Uses for this technology include:


Mapping food deserts, food prices by location, and accessibility.


Comparing products for price, health (based on USDA database), and social impact.


Building shopping lists - planning ahead helps to make only the intended purchases.


Group purchasing and ride-sharing within the community would be encouraged.