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May 1, 2015 2:22 pm

Meet the civic hackers helping with #BaltimoreLunch

Students at Baltimore’s Hamilton Elementary Middle School enjoying the Summer Food Service Program in July 2014.

Students at Baltimore's Hamilton Elementary Middle School enjoying the Summer Food Service Program in July 2014.

(Photo by Flickr user U.S. Department of Agriculture, used under a Creative Commons license)

A technologistĀ from D.C. was behind an effort to let folks know where Baltimore kids could get free lunches in the wake of Monday’s violence, reports Lalita Clozel of Technical.ly DC.

Schools were closed in Baltimore, which always raises a situation for the 84 percent of students who rely on free or reduced lunches.

Rodney Cobb saw the #BaltimoreLunch hashtag spreading, providing information on locations where free lunches were available. He decided to put together an interactive map to pinpoint the locations.

“Cobb and Code for DC are now considering porting over BaltimoreLunch.org content to Finda, a Code for Boston appĀ for mapping datasets,” Clozel reports.

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(Screenshot via baltimorelunch.org)

(Screenshot via baltimorelunch.org)

People: Matt Bailey
Projects: Code for DC
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