Hunger in America is a growing crisis. 1 in 6 Americans go hungry; including the disabled, the elderly and 13 million children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director PR and Comm.
CEO, FOOD Share
Managing Director, BizDev SmithGeiger
SVP Digital Media, SmithGeiger
CEO, Opus Logica, Inc.
CTO, Opus Logica, Inc.
CMO, Opus Logica, Inc.
Art, Opus Logica, Inc.
UX/Product Design, Opus Logica, Inc.
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:
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.