The Tech Behind Food Banks (A Winter Survival Appeal Special)

This is a special edition of the Standard’s Tech and Science Daily, in support of the Evening Standard's Christmas campaign with Comic Relief.

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If you think running a food bank is just about filling shelves, you may be surprised to learn there's a huge amount of tech powering the entire operation.

In this episode we talk to Carl Hawkes, the head of network support at Fareshare. It's a food redistribution organisation that supplies charities around the UK and is pioneering the use of big data to make their operation more efficient. 

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