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First-of-Its-Kind App Puts Food Assistance Within Arm’s Reach in Connecticut

Robert Andrescik Fed 40, News

Feeding Children Everywhere, a social charity that has activated 466,458 volunteers to package 70,266,829 meals for hungry people here in the U.S. and around the world, is expanding its groundbreaking Fed 40 program.

Launched as a pilot program in Florida in November 2016, Fed 40 quickly expanded to Texas and Oklahoma. Now, the program is available in Connecticut and is coming soon to other states.

For the millions of American families who don’t know where their next meal is coming from, Fed 40 puts help within arm’s reach.

Using the Fed 40 mobile app, the first-of-its-kind, families in need of food assistance can request 40 servings of FCE’s tasty and nutritious Red Lentil Jambalaya, which is delivered to their front door in about one business day — at no charge.

“People use mobile apps such as GrubHub to find takeout and make dinner reservations. Our goal with the Fed 40 app is ending hunger,” says Dave Green, CEO at FCE.

Research shows that a growing number of lower-income Americans own smartphones and rely on them as their sole means of accessing the internet. For those without smartphones, the meals can be ordered online (at fed40.com) by using a free computer at a public library.

“Empowering people with technology is a more cost-effective, accessible and environmentally responsible way to fight hunger in the U.S.,” Green adds.

FCE plans to expand the program to more states in the coming months. Fed 40 is available now on the App Store and Google Play.

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