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Research Partnerships & Innovation

Did You Know? RRC’s Role in Streamlining Food Bank Operations

March 6, 2018

With the April 4 College Applied Research Development Fund (CARD) application deadline fast approaching, here is the second installment of our “Did You Know” series to highlight some of the projects made possible with CARD support.
Food Bank operations are getting a whole lot easier thanks to students and faculty in Business Information Technology and CARD support.
Previously, the majority of food banks in Manitoba manually kept track of food bank related information. This made simple actions like accepting donations, creating clients, and tracking hamper distribution tedious and time-consuming. Client information was also necessary for the annual Hunger Count Report.
A team of students and faculty worked with the Manitoba Association of Food Banks to create a web-based application to more seamlessly collect data and conduct daily Food Bank work.
This system is now being deployed across Manitoba with potential for further expansion.
Students who participated in the project presented this work at the first-annual Applied Research & Innovation Day in April.
CARD is a College-wide program administered by the Research Partnerships & Innovation office.
To learn more about how you can apply for CARD support:
Please note that the deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 4, 2018.
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