GENYOUth and SAP, the market leader in enterprise application software, have partnered to create SAP4Kids, which combines SAP’s technology and GENYOUth’s relationships with school communities to develop a simple process that connects needs with resources. Through an easy-to-use, mobile friendly web application, SAP4Kids enables families to identify local school feeding sites and other available resources on an intuitive resource locator map. Over 30,000 feeding sites across all 50 states and the District of Columbia are included in the map, with that number growing daily through crowd-sourced information and organizational adoption.
“Families are experiencing major disruptions to their lives, whether it be through school closures, layoffs, or furloughs due to COVID-19,” said DJ Paoni, President of SAP North America and member of GENYOUth’s Board of Directors. “As a result, the simple act of putting food on the table is something many people are struggling to do for their families. It’s important we connect people to the resources they need now, and SAP4Kids will help people facing food insecurity during this difficult time find what they need for their families safely and easily.”
SAP4Kids will also use the SAP Ariba platform to identify needs that big companies can fulfill. For example, SC Johnson, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of products for home storage, donated $1 million in Ziploc bags to Chicago and Little Rock public schools for their grab and go delivery of school meals. And other leading companies including Voss and Thermos donated their products to aid school support for kids and families.
Recognizing the substantial need in communities across the nation, The Rockefeller Foundation is funding GENYOUth’s COVID-19 Emergency School Nutrition Fund to support rural and suburban schools and will also help drive adoption of the SAP4Kids tools. “Before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were feeding 30 million children daily, and this need is now growing exponentially across the country. We’re proud to support GENYOUth in their efforts to ensure that families can access the nourishing meals they need,” said Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of The Rockefeller Foundation.
For more information about SAP4Kids and the Resource Locator Map, visit www.sap.com/sap4kids