Our Story

Give + Share Humanitarian Software & mobile application helps to unify and manage the flow of data and updates of free to low-cost meals, shelter and other community resources all in one location.

 

It all started with our Founder creating a public Google Map during the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 to analyze and map out the food system in Vancouver BC Canada. 

 

 Limage Media Group (LMG) developed and currently manages a public google map tracking the status of free and low-cost meals in Vancouver BC Canada developed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The goal was to provide ongoing updates to reflect the current status of meal programs as programming adjusted throughout the emergency. Today this map has over two hundred thousand organic users and is also available as static maps through an MOU that LMG has with the City of Vancouver. LMG collates and reconciles data to develop the static maps and keep the digital map up to date. The static maps are available in five languages to cater to the diverse demographics within Vancouver and beyond while providing printable maps for NGO’S and NPO’S to provide to those who have no access to the internet. The map provides an up-to-date source of info for people who need free/low-cost meals while reducing the number of individual requests for status updates that meal providers are currently receiving (as requests for info can be directed to the map), and to inform community-led and City-led emergency responses to food security concerns. Our Founder then decided this information would be better served using a mobile application and SaaS solution and Give + Share was set into motion. 

Give + Share has been developed and inspired through the Founder's personal experiences with poverty and homelessness when she exited out of the child welfare system as a young adult as well as her experiences with front line humanitarian response in Haiti post-2010 earthquake where she lived for half a decade and has been working for over eleven years. 


Give + Share was created to help mitigate risks during and after an urban humanitarian crisis.


Give + Share is simple and easy to use with downloadable tutorials on humanitarian best practices & governance tools for Government, Law Enforcement, First Responders, NGO and NPO frontline workers. Give + Share provides templates to adopt humanitarian best practices as well as free downloadable static maps & resources for internal and external distribution to provide tools for those who may not have access to the internet.

 
Finger on the Map