Our past week has been spent scouring the internet to find the foremost experts, professors, and organizations in the field of food insecurity and hunger. After compiling a list of over twenty contacts, our team divided and conquered to send email after email with the hopes of setting up meetings. After a week of eagerly waiting with follow-up emails, we got one “yes” – that’s a batting average of 0.050, about 0.082 less than the worst batting average in MLB history, earned by George McBride in 1918 when he batted 0.132. This was Vidur’s face when he crunched the numbers (he’s the one in the middle):
However, our team was not dismayed. Pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, we scheduled walk-in meetings with local grocery stores and on-campus restaurants over the next three days, and have started to eagerly prepare for our lonesome ‘yes’ for Thursday afternoon, hoping to glean some information to guide us through our ideation phase next week.