Date of Award
Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.
Computer Science and Engineering
Banco de Alimentos Cali is responsible for picking up food donations from local businesses, organizing by perishable dates, and distributing them to the communities in need. When donations are picked up from the donor, the bank is responsible for sending their donors a certificate with the donation's information, including the dollar equivalent of their donation. This certificate is sent out only if the donor requests it for tax deduction purposes. While this plan may seem simple in theory, the food bank often struggles to get the necessary information from their drivers in regards to the donation, which ultimately delays the delivery process of the receipt and certification for the businesses tax exempts.
Through our partnership with the Frugal Innovation Hub at Santa Clara University, we were given the opportunity to design a better solution for the food bank's recurring issue. Our application will require the drivers to input necessary data into a form with required fields to ensure all necessary information is stored for the financial group to develop the certification at a much faster and reliable rate. Additionally, the application will allow the warehouse manager to assign new donations to drivers all through their mobile device, rather than manually checking an excel spreadsheet and writing scheduled pick ups on paper. The main goal for this application was to automate and simplify the donation process while preventing information lost.
Fang, Alex; Leung, Arren; Lopez, Adrian Ramirez; and Mejia, Rodrigo, "Donation Pick-up and Tracking App for Columbian Food Bank" (2022). Computer Science and Engineering Senior Theses. 225.