Fresh Hub, A Community Service Project Partnered with Houston Health Department
Style Magazine Newswire | 8/5/2019, 12:56 p.m.
Project Fresh Hub has recently been awarded First Place in Human Services Category at Future Problem Solving International Competition, a dynamic international program involving thousands of students annually. "Fresh Hub is an on-going food-rescue and food-distribution project," said Shirley Zhu, a rising junior at Bellaire High School and the co-president of the community service program.
With the goal of ending food waste and eliminating food desert, the project has partnered with Second Servings and Houston Health Department. Eight events have been hosted in Kashmere and Sunnyside Multi-Service Center, and more than 500 residents from those communities have received free food. On the day of the event, volunteers usually collect more than 600 pounds of food that would have been thrown away from grocery stores and bakeries, and then deliver the food to Houston Health Department Multi Service Centers.
"Fresh Hub has also built a mobile APP and it will be launched at our ninth event on August 12th, 2019. The mobile APP covers updated news on food resources and educational topics on healthy eating plans," said Annie Zhu, the developer of the APP. Houston Public Library and Houston Housing Department have also been invited to the events to expand the scope of services.