Gigwalk Mobile App to Help Fight Hunger for Meals on Wheels of SF and the SF Food Security Task Force

Twitter, AdRoll, Splunk, Lyft, SuccessFactors, Zendesk and Pinterest
leverage Gigwalk’s app to serve homebound seniors in SF

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF) launched a tech savvy volunteer
event today to serve the elderly living in Single-Room Occupancy Hotels
(SROs) and the San Francisco Food Security Task Force (FSTF). Using the
Gigwalk mobile app, volunteers from leading technology companies are
delivering Disaster Preparedness Kits to homebound seniors in SROs
across the City, while collecting critical data on living conditions, as
part of the FSTF’s initiative to improve access to healthy and
nutritious food for SRO residents.

Gigwalk’s location-based technology is directing volunteers to deliver
more than 500 Disaster Preparedness Kits, containing a two-day supply of
food, water, blanket, glow stick and whistle. Tech company partners
include Gigwalk, Twitter, AdRoll, Splunk, Lyft, SuccessFactors, Zendesk
and Pinterest. FSTF members represent 15 community based organizations
and government agencies addressing hunger in San Francisco.

Compiling the data will be critical to driving community interventions
by FSTF member agencies and guiding long-term policy recommendations to
the Board of Supervisors. Twenty-four percent of seniors served by MOWSF
have no other source of food – making the kits critical should a
disaster delay meal deliveries.

“We’re thrilled to be working with local technology companies who’ve
offered their time to ensure seniors are prepared in the event of a
natural disaster,” said Danie Belfield, Director of Volunteers for Meals
On Wheels of San Francisco. “Gigwalk’s app will enable volunteers to
collect actionable data about living conditions, providing a new level
of visibility into SRO conditions, so we can improve how we service
seniors across the City.”

Twitter will be contributing the largest number of employee volunteers
as part of its #FridayForGood campaign, a biannual company-wide day of
service to their communities. Training prior to the event will take
place at Twitter HQ and will be streamed live to all participating
company teams.

“Tech companies need to spend time helping the communities where we
work,” said Gigwalk CEO, David Hale. “Gigwalk is proud to partner with
Meals on Wheels SF, the Food Security Task Force, and local tech
companies to deliver disaster kits and to collect data about SRO
conditions. Our work with MOWSF is an important part of Gigwalk for
Good, our community outreach program.”

About Meals On Wheels of San Francisco (MOWSF)

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what
they need to live independent and dignified lives – nutritious meals,
professional social work and friendly human contact. This year we will
deliver more than 1.5 million nutritious meals to homebound seniors
living in every neighborhood of the city. Learn more at www.mowsf.org.

About the Food Security Task Force (FSTF)

The San Francisco Food Security Task Force (FSTF) is an advisory body to
the Board of Supervisors comprised of 15 public agencies and
community-based organizations. The FSTF is responsible for recommending
funding priorities, legislative action, and city policies to address
hunger and enhance food security of San Francisco residents. To
accomplish these goals, the FSTF conducts annual assessments of the
state of hunger and food insecurity in San Francisco with
recommendations for funding, programs, and policy. Learn more at http://sfgov.org/sffood/

About Gigwalk

Gigwalk is a mobile platform for managing large distributed workforces,
connecting the right people with the right work, anytime, anywhere.
Gigwalk maximizes business efficiency and gives workers greater control
and flexibility to make work better. Based in San Francisco, California,
Gigwalk is backed by August Capital, Harrison Metal, Nokia Growth
Partners, Randstad Innovation Fund, SoftTech, and Greylock. For more
information, visit Gigwalk.com

Contacts

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