One of Houston’s most respected food charities was recognized for its technological prowess. Houston Food Bank was awarded the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Imagine Grant.
According to a press release, the foundation recognizes “the vision and work of nonprofit organizations that seek to improve their communities and the world using cloud technology.”
Specifically, the food bank was recognized in the Go Further, Faster category for launching a cloud-native digital logistics platform to better serve vulnerable populations facing food insecurity (that insecurity has been significantly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic , the grocery bank notes .
Each winner in this category will receive up to $150,000 in unrestricted funding, up to $100,000 in AWS Promotional Credits, and key engagement with AWS technical experts.
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