We’re partnering with Food Bank of the Rockies and joining other hunger-relief organizations in Colorado that use Link2Feed to help families get the food and resources they need quicker, easier and with fewer forms and paperwork.
Link2Feed is a client service insights software program designed to meet the needs of hunger relief organizations. The online program tracks client visits, generates real-time data reports and increases understanding of food insecurity in our community.
Link2Feed is web-based and requires no special equipment or software downloads. It works with any device with internet access, including computers, tablets, and smartphones. Families can now create online accounts with their needs and household information in the privacy of their homes or using tablets we supply while signing up to “shop” in our pantry. Link2Feed is safer than storing information on paper and has high-security standards, similar to what banks use. All information is private and is never shared with any outside party.
One of Link2Feed’s most exciting features is barcoded pantry cards that allow families to access food and resources at Community Table and other Link2Feed pantries without completing more paperwork. Link2Feed offers convenient online registration, information and materials in English, Russian, Vietnamese, Spanish and French. It’s a fully mobile solution with features like multi-language support and an appointment booking tool that make it easy to use for the families we help.
By sharing basic information about their households, clients help make the Link2Feed network more robust and connected. The aggregate data will help us better understand hunger in our community and develop much-needed programs and services. For instance, Link2Feed’s heat-mapping technology will help us identify underserved areas that could benefit from our mobile pantry program. In April of 2022, we transitioned to Link2Feed from a database we had used for over a decade that was costly to maintain and upgrade. Food Bank of the Rockies provides Link2Feed to its partner organizations free of charge, including training and support—making Link2Feed a cost-effective solution in addition to its streamlined intake and enrollment process and robust data reporting capabilities.