Five Hole for Food: Mobile app helping food banks

Updated 2 weeks 3 days ago

What we do

Five Hole for Food travels across the country every summer, playing hockey for Food Banks. Starting on the East Coast, we land in Halifax and play hockey for FEED NOVA SCOTIA, an organization that supports 150 food banks and meal services in Nova Scotia. We move across Canada as we play for 13 cities across the country. All food gathered in each city *stays* in each city, ensuring sustainability.


Currently, we are looking to develop a mobile app to engage with supporters across the country. We are aiming to raise 250,000 LBS of food during our 2013 tour and believe that a mobile app will greatly enhance our communications across the country. We have a TON of ideas for our mobile app that we are sure will increase overall donations across the country.


We are looking for help in development work for our mobile app, as well as our website.

How this project will help

This would drastically change the work we do through digital media. A developed mobile app would be a tremendous jump in innovation, and would greatly help us in collecting 250,000 LBS of food for Canadian Food Banks in 2013.

Other Details

More information on Five Hole for Food can be found at

Clarifying Notes & Questions

RHoK Vancouver is consider the app component of this request. We have requested clarification on the following points:

  1. What is the purpose of this app? What kind of process is it facilitation and what kind of calls-to-action is it answering?
  2. Who are the people who would be using this tool?
  3. Do you know of other examples that are similar apps to what you have in mind?
  4. Can a viable tool be delivered by Sunday?
  5. If not, is there someone on your team that is going to be able to take this forward if a project is started?

What is needed of RHoK teams

  • Brainstorming (both before and during) – 90 minutes
  • Choosing technology – 30 minutes
  • Implementation (development & design) – 10-15 hours
  • QA – 2 hours
  • Team: PM/ Analyst, U/ I (for mobile), mobile developers

What RHoK Vancouver is requesting from Five Hole for Food

  • Any existing graphics, colors, CMYK colors & standards manuals that they have
  • Screen shots of your website
  • Examples of other tools/ solutions
  • Any mock-ups you might have about how the tool should like
  • Flyers
  • Custom type faces (licensed)
  • Ability to input content and training others


  • Either beta version of the proposed app or a recommendation on what is needed for someone else to go forward if an app is not viable

Project Contacts

Richard Loat & Nicole van Zanten

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