Communities Foundation of Texas, UT Dallas to Host Food Insecurity Hackathon

CFT is calling people from all industries to help solve the pervasive problem of food insecurity in Collin County. The event will be held Saturday, Apr. 14.

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Communities Foundation of Texas has partnered with the University of Texas at Dallas for a Community Hackathon tackling food insecurity in Collin County.

The free event will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14, at Blackstone Launchpad, a campus-based entrepreneurship program at UT Dallas in Richardson. 


The hackathon sheds light on food insecurity as an issue that affects the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area. Food insecurity is the condition of being without reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food.

Organizers said the Community Hackathon will involve new approaches to problem-solving, with design thinking, rapid prototyping, bringing together diverse participants, and crafting potentially technical solutions to non-technical problems. 

According to Feeding America, the nationwide nonprofit network of food banks, 16 percent of people in Collin County are considered food insecure and that number rises to 20 percent for children in the area. 

Entrepreneurs and corporate employees from all industries are invited to attend the collaborative problem-solving event.

For more information and registration, go here.

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