Community Plates’ Social Volunteering App
Norwalk-based Community Plates has rolled out its next-generation GoRescue App, which is designed to streamline and enhance the organization’s food rescue process. The non-profit rescues surplus food and transfers it directly to receiving agencies to feed the food-insecure. The GoRescue App enables food runners to access the organization’s “self-serve volunteer management system” via their mobile phone or on the internet. Volunteers are able to chat about and sign up for food runs on the spot or in advance, access details about the run, share new opportunities and ideas and exchange success stories about the people they help.
GoRescue is initially being deployed in Community Plates’ Connecticut markets, including Fairfield and New Haven counties. In early 2014, it will become available in Albuquerque, NM and Columbus, OH. “As the organization grows, the simplicity of GoRescue will continue making volunteers more efficient. This is critical to enabling Community Plates to achieve this year’s goal of rescuing three-million meals, and significantly more year-after-year,” said Executive Director Kevin Mullins.
While in earlier stages, the core GoRescue technology was awarded the 2013 Computerworld Honors Program 21st Century Achievement Award in Human Services. GoRescue is powered by WhenToManage, a company creating cloud-based software for the restaurant, hospitality and retail industries.
For more information or to get involved, visit CommunityPlates.org.