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Texas-Based App Feeds the Homeless with a Press of a Button

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This genius new mobile app idea is set to change the face of fighting hunger in the homeless community.

The Unsung app, now being tested in Austin, Texas and Baltimore, Md., is trying to “hack hunger” by utilizing the sharing community business model. It gives both restaurants and individuals the chance to help feed the homeless with just the push of a button.

Many of us would love to give our excess food away to those in need, but we don’t always know the best way to go about that. Unsung takes the difficulty out of donating food in the most brilliant way.

49 million people in the United States currently live in hunger, meaning they don’t always know where their next meal is coming from. And did you know that Americans throw away $500 billion in food each year? That’s a lot of food that could go toward feeding hungry individuals.

As the video explains, restaurants, grocers and individuals can post the food they want to donate on the app. Then, a volunteer driver can choose to pick it up and deliver it to someone in need. Pretty simple!

Another plus with the app — it tracks your donations for tax deductions at the end of the year. In addition to that, you can tip people who you see doing good deeds in your community to reward them. Within the app, you’ll be able to directly tip volunteers via bitcoin.

The Unsung app is set to launch this fall. They are also currently accepting donations on Crowdfund.

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Texas-Based App Feeds the Homeless with a Press of a Button