'Decentralized Uber' App Delivers 1,000 Meals in Austin, Texas


'Decentralized Uber' App Delivers 1,000 Meals in Austin, Texas

Unsung.org and Austin-based Arcade City are making a difference feeding people in need within the Texas capital. So far the two teams have delivered 1,000 meals throughout the city as the ambitious project continues hacking away at hunger. 

Also read: Anti-Hunger App Unsung Partners with Arcade City’s 30,000 Users

1,000 Meals Delivered in Austin

13672533_1729747333956274_460933546_nUnsung.org is an application that feeds the hungry by delivering unwanted food from local caterers and restaurants. The application gamifies the solution by adding Bitcoin to the equation as well as users can be rewarded by the Unsung community for good deeds. Back in June, Bitcoin.com reported on the anti-hunger application Unsung.org teaming up with the Arcade City platform in Austin to experiment with the Unsung app.

Recently, Unsung.org with the help from the radio broadcast The Crypto Show teamed up with the Arcade City community. The “Decentralized Uber” platform is a ride sharing service that partnered with Unsung.org’s Jason King, and Arcade City drivers are helping deliver meals across the city of Austin.

King’s first project Sean’s Outpost has fed over 167 thousand meals over the course of Satoshi Forest’s existence. Now the platform being used in Austin has provided 1,000 meals so far to the hungry. King explains via social media:

Pay attention to this. This is the 1,000th meal fed to the homeless in Austin, TX with Unsung.org Holy crap. #‎hackhunger‬

A Community Effort

King adds that Austin has been “on fire” since they teamed up with the drivers from Arcade City. People can visibly see this via the Unsung Austin Facebook page where all the action is happening. There are hundreds of people helping with the cause and pictures are displayed of drivers helping out, food being prepared, and Unsung.org food bags being delivered. One organizer on the Facebook page writes:

Many thanks to Sara and Co. for your generosity. May all of you be blessed many times over. We look forward to dividing these and serving our homeless community on your behalf.

13781731_1222231464486259_5036007238178950064_n1,000 meals is quite a feat for an operation maintained on social media and just started less than a month ago. Jason King and Arcade City’s Christopher David are pleased with what’s organically taking place within the Texas capital. The Crypto Show has also been involved helping move the process along as they broadcast their show from the Brave New Books store located in Austin.

The decentralized movement and ideas like Bitcoin are transforming society for the better. Unsung.org is no different as they utilize both to feed those who are hungry and need a helping hand.

Bitcoin.com is pleased to see groups working together to #HackHunger and we look forward to reporting the story of when the Unsung team feeds a 100,000 people and more.

What do you think about Unsung.org delivering 1,000 meals across Austin? Let us know in the comments below.

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Arcade City, Austin, Christopher David, Jason King, The Crypto Show, Unsung.org

Images via Unsung Austin’s Facebook page

Jamie Redman

Jamie Redman is the News Lead at Bitcoin.com News and a financial tech journalist living in Florida. Redman has been an active member of the cryptocurrency community since 2011. He has a passion for Bitcoin, open-source code, and decentralized applications. Since September 2015, Redman has written more than 6,000 articles for Bitcoin.com News about the disruptive protocols emerging today.

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