A small improvement in transportation and distribution management has a big impact when you deliver more than 3 billion pounds of food and groceries to 37 million people each year. Cisco technology and expertise helped Feeding America apply technology solutions to the significant logistical challenge of coordinating hunger relief across all 50 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
Feeding America is the leading hunger-relief charity in the United States. They secure food from corporate and government sources and distribute it to food banks that work with local charitable agencies in the United States.
The Athena Technology Project provides member food banks with a common technology platform to manage enterprise and constituent relationships.
Cisco's investment has helped Feeding America reduce costs, improve delivery, and extend their capacity.
"What I love about the power of combining people with a technology solution is you can drive exponential results and make a real difference in the lives of so many people. This technology solution not only benefits Feeding America but it also benefits our 202 food banks that are stretched across the country to anticipate surges in demand and do things more effectively and efficiently which is going to lead to more food for more people." Bill Thomas, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Feeding America