Range
Find the nearest place in time and
location for a youth to get a free meal
THE PROBLEM
Only 1 in 6 youth who take
advantage of federally
funded lunch programs
access available summer
meals.
Increased food insecurity
during the summer can lead
to a greater summer learning
gap. Children can gain weight
two to thr...
How can we increase
access to summer
meals?
OUR SOLUTION
We are reaching
out to trusted
adults – a
librarian, public
parks employee,
community
volunteer – to
direct those in
need ...
A map view
displays
summer lunch
locations.
Quickly view
information
about the
locations, with
an option to
see more, star
or check for
later sharing.
A detail view
provides more
information
about the site
and the
program
offered.
Items that you
have checked
can be shared
via text or
email.
The recipient
receives a text
or email with
location
information.
Over time, we
will add
comparable
information
about shelter
and non-
emergency
medical help.
THE IMPACT
Increase the number of low-
income youth who access
summer meals.
Increase the number
of accurate referrals.
Increase specific
community knowledge
about summer meals.
THE ROADMAP
Spring 2014: Technical
March 30
• v .9
• CA 2013 test data
• Windows Phone 8, iOS,
Android
May 1
• v 1.0
• Add Hunger Hotl...
Spring 2014: Outreach
March 15
• v .9
• Complete website
• Complete collateral
• Provide demos to key partners
• Launch ne...
Summer 2014
• Monitor downloads and usage
• Manage additional product releases if
necessary
• Engage help desk support to ...
IN CLOSING
Range has received financial and in-kind support from:
Microsoft Corporate Citizenship,
http://www.microsoft.com/about/cor...
Caravan Studios is a division of TechSoup
Global, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
We are @CaravanStudios.
This is #Range...
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Range is a mobile app that identifies the nearest place in time and location for a youth to get a summer meal.

We want to put Range on the phones of trusted adults -- park service employees, librarians. volunteers at summer youth workshops -- so that they can provide information to youth about available meals.

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  • Only 1 in 7 of the low-income students who depended on the National School Lunch Program during the 2009-2010 school year had access to summer meals.

    Problems associated:
    Increase in food insecurity
    Children may gain more weight during the summer than during the school year
    Low-income youth my experience a greater summer learning loss
    Nutrition education offered during the school year is less impactful.
  • March 30: The app will be submitted to all marketplaces. They get accepted and made available at different rates.
    May 15: The apps will be ready to use; however, data will be lagging.
  • Range: Help youth find summer meals.

    1. 1. Range Find the nearest place in time and location for a youth to get a free meal
    2. 2. THE PROBLEM
    3. 3. Only 1 in 6 youth who take advantage of federally funded lunch programs access available summer meals.
    4. 4. Increased food insecurity during the summer can lead to a greater summer learning gap. Children can gain weight two to three times faster during the summer months. http://www.summermealcoalition.org/about-us/why-summer-meals/
    5. 5. How can we increase access to summer meals?
    6. 6. OUR SOLUTION
    7. 7. We are reaching out to trusted adults – a librarian, public parks employee, community volunteer – to direct those in need of free meals during the summer.
    8. 8. A map view displays summer lunch locations.
    9. 9. Quickly view information about the locations, with an option to see more, star or check for later sharing.
    10. 10. A detail view provides more information about the site and the program offered.
    11. 11. Items that you have checked can be shared via text or email.
    12. 12. The recipient receives a text or email with location information.
    13. 13. Over time, we will add comparable information about shelter and non- emergency medical help.
    14. 14. THE IMPACT
    15. 15. Increase the number of low- income youth who access summer meals.
    16. 16. Increase the number of accurate referrals.
    17. 17. Increase specific community knowledge about summer meals.
    18. 18. THE ROADMAP
    19. 19. Spring 2014: Technical March 30 • v .9 • CA 2013 test data • Windows Phone 8, iOS, Android May 1 • v 1.0 • Add Hunger Hotline • Data standards published • Sendgrid and Twilio integration May 15 • v 1.1 • Use in limited broadband areas • Usage tracking • Limited feedback options implemented
    20. 20. Spring 2014: Outreach March 15 • v .9 • Complete website • Complete collateral • Provide demos to key partners • Launch newsletter May 1 • v 1.0 • Outreach to school administrators • Outreach to community leaders • Outreach to related nonprofit organizations • Begin PR campaign May 15 • v 1.1 • Promote in social media • Provide off-line ads and collateral to community leaders • Continue PR campaign
    21. 21. Summer 2014 • Monitor downloads and usage • Manage additional product releases if necessary • Engage help desk support to ensure data quality and accuracy • Monitor summer meals engagement, as possible
    22. 22. IN CLOSING
    23. 23. Range has received financial and in-kind support from: Microsoft Corporate Citizenship, http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/ | Socrata, http://www.socrata.com Summer meal sites are supplied by: WhyHunger, http://www.whyhunger.org We received inspiration, feedback and moral support from: Staff at the California Summer Meals Coalition | Librarians in the Oakland, CA Library system | Staff at Food Rescue Organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area | Staff in USDA Food and Nutrition Services | Staff in California Department of Education | The prototype version of Range was built by: FTW Group, http://www.ftwgroup.com Version 1.0+ is built and maintained by: JayStack, http://jaystack.com Range is brought to you by: Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global
    24. 24. Caravan Studios is a division of TechSoup Global, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We are @CaravanStudios. This is #Range. Please help #SaveSummer for millions of children.

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