Hacking for foodbanks is an initiative designed to create a measurable impact on food poverty through the cybersecurity industry. Our goal is to reduce global food poverty through working with tech community events and local food poverty charities. Our 4-point plan consists of:
While fundraising provides short-term local food poverty relief, tackling inter-generational food poverty needs to focus on providing social mobility. The cybersecurity industry skills gap presents unique social mobility opportunities for the children of families referred to food banks.
By providing training, support and mentoring to these children we can open up opportunities for them to develop both highly skilled and non-technical careers in the cybersecurity and broader tech industry.
Hacking For Foodbanks will launch on the 12th of September at this year's 44CON security conference in London.