This vending machine is specially designed with goal to reduce poverty and hardship amongst the homeless. This machine dispense fresh fruit, water, energy bars, chocolate, crisps, sandwiches, towels, antibacterial lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, socks, and even books.
All the products inside the vending machine comes from food redistribution organizations. Action Hunger aims to address two major social and environmental issues with this project, they are homelessness and food waste. These vending machines will be located in several locations, the use of these machines is exclusively only for those in need where items can only be dispensed by the use of a special key card. Action Hunger will partner up with several organizations in order to widely spread the card with high responsibility.
Homeless people can continue using the key cards when they check-in weekly with the partner organizations, this will continue engagement with professionals and local support services to break the cycle of homelessness.