Many food banks struggle to manage communications during emergency situations and are looking for an organized system to help them improve. Manually reaching out to individuals and identifying who wants to receive updates can be a daunting task. Food banks would benefit from a simpler system, that could take control and ensure communication is held during emergencies. It is important to make sure citizens get the resources they need from food banks and are kept aware of any disruptions in food accessibility. Guiding them on where to go next is made much simpler using automation, which also takes the burden off of the organization’s staff during these busy times. SimplyCast presents the idea of a Food Bank Emergency Alert system, designed to allow residents to sign up for a notification system on their own, and ensure that they see any updates during an emergency.
This solution makes use of easily accessible forms, multi-channel messaging, and the ability to customize plans to fit any emergency scenario. Collecting contact information on short notice would be very difficult to do manually, especially when time is of the essence. It benefits everyone involved to allow the system to take over and send out the appropriate messages when necessary. Administrators don’t have to worry about getting the information to the right people on top of all of the other important duties that arise from these emergencies, and locals can rest assured that they will receive the resources they need.
How the Digital Solution Can Benefit You
SimplyCast predicted the need for a solution capable of contacting those in need during a food bank related emergency. There is crucial information and resources that need to be shared during these times, and it is important to accomplish this in the quickest, most efficient way possible. By using our automated system, food banks along with residents can be assured they will keep in contact and are all on the same page regarding the status of the emergency. There are many benefits that come along with switching to a digital solution, but we have chosen to outline 3 for you in this blog.
Pre-planning Emergency Communications
It can be difficult to predict when emergencies will occur and disrupt food accessibility for a community. Having a solid plan already in place, to better prepare for these events can make the whole process a lot less stressful for everyone. Collecting information on short notice is challenging to do completely manually, which is why the automated system is designed to allow residents to sign themselves up for alerts. Emergency event plans can be created beforehand for common types of emergencies, in order to speed up alerting.
Respond to Emergencies Quickly
This digital process can be launched extremely quickly and adjust to any emergency scenario that may occur. It is important to get information out there as quickly as possible and allow those in need time to make any arrangements necessary.
Ensure Alerts are Received
This solution allows for multi-channel notifications, meaning there are several different contact methods available to choose from. Some people may want to receive updates via email, while SMS messages and phone calls are other options. In the event of an emergency, you can also send out messages to all available methods at once. This ensures everyone receives and views the information and resources.
That’s the summary of what it takes to create a food bank emergency alerts solution, and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using digital technology to help food banks respond to emergencies.
The SimplyCast platform is a no-code platform that allows anyone to build and edit their solution. As a result, this solution is fully customizable, it can be tweaked or altered to meet the exact needs of every institution.
Don’t worry about scalability and security! SimplyCast is an ISO 27001:2013-certified company with data centers in the USA and Canada. This means we can assure you that your confidential data is safe on our secure server and the messages you transmit are completely encrypted. Our platform has the capacity to send 100,000+ messages every hour and allows 10,000+ concurrent sessions. We can also acquire additional gateways and servers if you need them.
Most importantly, we have a 99.5% minimum uptime. With our solution, you can have peace of mind.
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