I want to share what we are doing here with a group of like-minded people, in the hope that others can take advantage of our approach and learn from our mistakes.
We are starting a system by which people who are sick with COVID-19 at home can order very cheap meals (2 meals a day for $10) and get deliveries every day from volunteers.
We made deals with restaurants to agree to serve “rations” (i.e. dinner + lunch next day) for $10/day. The consumers, who have already registered on our Discourse instance, must call them in, order rations for the next day, and pay for the order. Every day, our drivers will go to the restaurants and pick the orders and deliver them.
Here, in the Bay Area, it is almost impossible to get two meals for $10, particularly delivered. So it is a real deal.
I cannot give a link yet because we have not officially launched. But we are hosting on Discourse, and all the workflow and communications occur on Discourse.
We are developing some custom code to pull out customer info, do automatic driver routing (traveling salesman) etc. We will put all of our code on Github as it gets completed.
We will also share our protocols and procedures, along with lessons learned, publicly, so that others can do what we are doing.