Feeding America turns to data to feed the hungry

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More than 38 million people in the United States, including 12 million children, are facing hunger despite the country producing more than enough food to feed everyone. One organization, Feeding America, the country’s largest domestic hunger relief organization, is turning to information technology to help, having hired three years ago its first IT chief to transform how its network of 200 food banks serve the food insecure. “Feeding America is a nonprofit that behaves like most for-profits,” says Maryann Byrdak, chief information technology officer of Feeding America. “We source a lot of food…

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