Getting Food to High-Risk Populations During the COVID Pandemic

St. Louis Food Angels was recently featured on the website for Engineers & Scientists Acting Locally.

ESAL had the opportunity to talk with St. Louis Food Angels (STLFA), a volunteer-driven food security and public health initiative within St. Louis, MO. STLFA was founded by STEM students and alumni at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and Fontbonne University to help their local community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The non-profit organization aims to serve at-risk community members by handling last-mile deliveries for partners, to provide both grocery service and healthy food box donations. They have used innovative approaches to enable these efforts by developing an optimization algorithm for rapid delivery, applying technical skills to troubleshoot problems, and using efficient logistics in their operating model…

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