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Crystal W
6039 56th Rd
(New York City)
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the project

So far, in the past two years, Catering for the Homeless, Inc. has provided about 20,000 meals for the homeless and food insecure with food that in the past went to waste throughout New York City. With web development and a phone app, we can expand this program nationally. Approximately 126 billion pounds of food go to waste each year while 1 in 7 Americans experience hunger on a regular basis. There is enough food going to waste that no one needs to be hungry. Catering for the Homeless, Inc. is the solution.

the steps

Continue to contact catering companies, schools, restaurants, grocery stores, churches, nonprofits, and individuals to participate in getting the good, quality food going to waste to the people who need it. I have extensive experience doing this work for the past two years. Funding would help to get more meals to the people who really need it. 

why we're doing it

I'm doing this because I've experienced hunger, poverty, and homelessness throughout my lifetime, so I know first-hand what the 50 million Americans in poverty are going through. I want to do my part to end this needless suffering. Millions of individuals and families are on the brink of homelessness--having to decide between putting food on their tables--or pay their rent to keep a roof over their head(s). By alleviating hunger with untouched, prepared food going to waste, this alleviates some of this financial burden, helps prevent homelessness, and could end or greatly reduce hunger in America.


1.) Web development and phone app to expand this program throughout the nation: approximately $3,000 - $5,000.

2.) Catering equipment for food pickups: at least $1,000 annually.

3.) Office Space: TBD at least $4,000-$12,000 annually.

4.) Web Maintenance: at least $250.00 a year.

5.) Office Expenses: at least $1,200 - $2,000 annually.

6.) Food pickups: $50 per pickup to pay workers to pick up food and bring them to churches and/or distribute the food to the homeless on the streets, parks, etc.. This is unlimited. There could be at least one pickup a day throughout NYC.

7.) Feeding the homeless on the subways, parks, and streets 30 homeless and poor people at time, costs for food + socks are about $100 per outing.

8.) Daily lunches for the homeless in the community: at least $100 a day. If office space is rented, one of the services offered would be a free lunch to the homeless or food insecure as well as job training, computer skills training, resume building, etc.


SUBTOTAL = 10,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $300
TOTAL TO RAISE = $10,335



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