Google announced a new website designed to be a one-stop for people with food insecurity. The Find Food Support site includes a food locator tool powered by Google Maps which people can use to search for their nearest food bank, food pantry, or school lunch program pickup site in their community.
Google is working with non-profit groups like No Kid Hungry and FoodFinder, as well as the US Department of Agriculture, to aggregate 90,000 locations with free food support across all 50 states with more locations to come.The new site is a product of Google newly formed Food for Good team, formerly known as Project Delta when it was headquartered at Alphabet’s X moonshot division.
In addition to the new food location site, Google is publishing five new videos on YouTube aimed at de-stigmatizing food insecurity. The site will include links to food support hotlines, state-by-state benefit guides, and information for specific communities, such as seniors, families and children, and military families. Visitors can also find information about how you can donate food, time and money to support those in need.