Students create app to help fight hunger, win $25,000
Students at a Park Slope high school are using their skills to help fight hunger and in the process are giving back to their school.
AP computer science students at the Secondary School for Journalism have designed an app to help fight hunger. The project is still underway, but the students have already beat out 3,000 other schools in New York as part of the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition. As the winners, their school has received $25,000.
The students say they have seen fellow classmates and peers often go hungry and that's where the idea for the app was born.
The students will soon compete in the national competition but say their main focus is fighting hunger in Brooklyn.
All of the students will soon graduate but say the money won is a nice way to give back to the school, and they hope to continue working on the app to help other communities.