2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

How Data and Innovation are Helping Beat Hunger

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 303-304
110 E 2nd St

How we feed the hungry is being transformed by advances in big data analytics and innovation. Parts of Washington, DC, have among the nation's highest rates of food insecurity and joblessness. Today entrepreneurs are finding new ways to manage food charities, streamline distribution systems, improve job training and nutrition and create new opportunity. With less food waste, better service delivery, food banks, community kitchens and NGOs feed more, hire more and change lives for the better. Breakthroughs such as these are a vibrant example of data and innovation for good.

Hashtags: #sxsw #data4good


Alexander Moore at SXSW

Alexander Moore

Chief Dev Officer

DC Central Kitchen

Alexander Justice Moore is the Chief Development Officer at DC Central Kitchen, a nationally acclaimed nonprofit social enterprise that fights food waste, provides culinary training to at-risk adul...

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Brian MacNair at SXSW

Brian MacNair

Exec Dir

World Central Kitchen

Brian MacNair is the Executive Director of World Central Kitchen, an international social enterprise that develops smart solutions to hunger and poverty through local programs promoting health, edu...

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Maria Rose Belding at SXSW

Maria Rose Belding

Founder & Exec Dir

MEANS Database

Maria Belding is a social justice writer, hunger advocate and founder/director of the MEANS Database, a food pantry communication system in use in 11 states. As the author of more than a dozen nati...

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Michael Hendrix at SXSW

Michael Hendrix

Sr Dir Research & Emerging Issues

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

As the senior director for research and emerging issues at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Michael Hendrix manages the Foundation’s research, programming, communications, and publications....

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