May 22, 2017

The Breadcoin Approach

The vision of Breadcoin is to connect businesses that are feeding our community with people who want to give to those in need. A system that began in DC with a pilot location around Union Station is also being customized to fit Portland, Oregon’s thriving food scene and community needs. We are also excited about new possibility in Tampa, Florida.

Most people face a dilemma when asked for money for food. They aren’t sure how to engage someone in need, and they aren’t sure that giving money is wise. Giving breadcoins ensures that people are actually receiving food with money they receive. Breadcoins work like cash but are not legal tender.

A small card is provided along with the breadcoin to direct the recipient to one or more of the with a map of those vendors’ locations.