in partnership with FOOD Share
ending hunger in america,
one community at a time
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Our Mission

inspire and empower the hungry and the communities they are a part of to come together and work collectively in effective, measurable, and enduring actions to solve hunger in America.

The Hungry

Hunger in America is a growing crisis. 1 in 6 Americans go hungry; including the disabled, the elderly and 13 million children.

The Problem

Proposed budget cuts to food banks nationally. These cuts will mean more hungry people and less funding for food banks. This crisis will have immediate dire consequences for tens of millions of poor Americans and the organizations that help them.

The Solution

Creating positive social change, empowering the hungry and engaging communities. OURVOICE will implement media campaigns to inform and inspire extensive community involvement, deploy technology to empower community participation and develop revenue models to fund hunger resolutions.

Our Partners

Food Banks, Social Scientist, Technologists, Documentarians and Media professionals.

In a joint venture to end hunger in Ventura county, OURVOICE has partnered with FOOD Share, the county’s food bank, and other domain experts in their fields, to roll out the concept in Ventura, with plans to scale nationally.

The hungry are key partners in the project as well, lending their voices to help identify core needs, making them a part of the solution to the issues affecting them.

ConceptionMedia

Fact Based Media

FOOD Share

Direct Food Delivery

SPHERit

Shared Decision Making

SmithGeiger

Market Research/Strategy

Opus Logica, Inc.

Technology

Our Technology

utilizing technology to provide the hungry with a voice

Our technologies have been developed to reach into all areas of the community, identifying needs and matching them with resources, while inspiring and facilitating actions to solve hunger. This cross-platform solution enables a ‘Philanthropic Matchmaking’ combined with a feedback loop of the progress made, empowering real and enduring change.

  • stories

    Everybody has a story. And a core part of OURVOICE is helping that story to get heard. Our super short documentary style stories (created by award winning documentarian Mark Manning) bring the voices of the hungry into the mainstream, enabling their stories to be heard.

  • kiosks

    The OURVOICE Kiosk™ directly interacts with people at food pantries, displaying stories, asking questions, and collating anonymous information to enable the pantries to better serve their stakeholders. The kiosk is OURVOICE's first line of communication with both pantry coordinators and the people that they serve.

  • mobile apps

    The OURVOICE mobile app interacts with donors and recipients alike, creating a bridge where one had not existed previously. The app enables donors to donate the things that they can, from the creation of a training video, to the discussions on food health, ride services and the like, while simultaneously connecting recipients with the resources that they need to move forward and succeed.

Stories

the hunger in Ventura County, and the people who are part of the solution


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Our Team

an eclectic group of individuals, all focused on making change.

Mark Manning

Founder

Nadine N. Manning

Director PR and Comm.

Marcela Villegas Castañón

Project Manager

Cris Cazor

Cinematographer/Editor

Bonnie Atmore

CEO, FOOD Share

Seth Geiger

President, SmithGeiger

Ed Manning

Managing Director, BizDev SmithGeiger

Andew Finalyson

SVP Digital Media, SmithGeiger

Brian J. Fox

CEO, Opus Logica, Inc.

Robert Prince

CTO, Opus Logica, Inc.

David Kris Washburn

CMO, Opus Logica, Inc.

David Amaral

Art, Opus Logica, Inc.

Kevin Ponto

UX/Product Design, Opus Logica, Inc.

Phil Lawson

Founder, SPHERit

Pam Lawson

Founder, SPHERit

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Funder Information

Media, Communications, and Revenue Models
OURVOICE: the system that creates positive change by addressing the root causes of entrenched social issues.

Together our Media, Market Research and Strategy teams have worked together to test and create emotionally powerful videos to change perceptions and inspire whole-community involvement in solutions to solve hunger. SmithGeiger have created a strategy to leverage the videos created by ConceptionMedia, to design a campaign that will achieve:

  • Issue awareness to build inspired individual ownership of the hunger issue
  • Positive issue perception changes enabling essential community and corporate engagement
  • Overcoming critical misperceptions fueling the current lack of issue empathy
  • Establishing a broad media campaign to reach all corners of Ventura County


OURVOICE will develop and implement scalable revenue streams for actions to end hunger. Working with the community, local businesses and corporate sponsors, we will facilitate micro and macro revenue participation models and develop a gaming platform designed to engage and fund community actions.


The OURVOICE hunger initiative is a project of FOOD Share, Ventura county’s food bank. FOOD Share is a 501(c)3 not for profit dedicated to feeding, nourishing and educating the hungry of Ventura County, educating the community on those who are hungry and why, and advocating a reduction of the root causes of hunger.

All funds will run through FOOD Share and will be a tax deductible donation supporting the mission of fighting hunger and its causes.

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