SimplyCast Blog: How to Manage the Foodbank Emergency Alerts System

How to Manage the Foodbank Emergency Alerts System

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Sometimes emergency situations arise unexpectedly, and can affect the food accessibility for food banks around the world. In these situations, it is important to keep people informed about what resources are available, and the right place to go for help. Managing communications during emergencies can be stressful, and a challenge to handle manually. Certain times these situations happen without notice, so having a plan in place is a very important resource for food banks. Technology can introduce a much simpler way of handling emergencies, and getting information out to the right people on short notice. 

SimplyCast introduces the Foodbank Emergency Alerts Solution. This was designed to help food banks respond to emergencies, using communication automation tools, as well as emergency alerting technology. This solution also makes use of digital forms, various communication channels, and customizable plans to fit any emergency situation. Responding quickly is key, and having automation take control of the communication process lightens the load from food bank administrators and volunteers, and ensures that crucial information is given to the right people in a timely manner. This solution makes use of 3 key factors that we are going to explain further in this blog. 

How the Digital Solution Works 

SimplyCast’s Foodbank Emergency Alerts System combines several different digital tools to create an effortless emergency response system. Having a strategy in place for when these situations arise is a valuable resource for food banks, and we have it all planned out and ready for use. This solution gathers information for alert recipients, sends notifications quickly and easily, and ensures alerts will be seen. The QR code accessible sign-up forms allow for easy access, and help simplify how names are added to the contact list. We have identified 3 steps to make the most out of automated system. 

Identify Contacts 

The first step in the process is to create a digital form that allow residents to add themselves to an alerting list. This form can be made accessible through methods such as a QR code, online links, or sending a code to a specific phone number. This form will ask for contact information along with any other relevant details that could be needed during an emergency. Some examples include a home address, or a preferred method of contacting. 

Multi-channel Notifications 

Alerts and other notifications can be sent through a wide variety of channels, including emails, SMS messages, phone calls, or faxes. Since you are using the preferred method of contacting, organizations can guarantee that their alerts are seen, and the recipients are able to act accordingly. During emergency scenarios, it is also possible to send alerts to all available communication methods at once. 

Adaptability 

This process can be launched extremely quickly, to help respond to any emergency that may occur. Emergency event plans can be formed for common types of emergencies in order to speed up the alerting process should it be necessary. 

Why SimplyCast? 

That’s the summary of what it takes to create a foodbank emerency alerts solution, and it’s only scratching the surface of what is possible when it comes to using digital technology to help foodbanks 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.  

Interested? 

Don’t wait! Our experts are ready to give you a one-on-one demo to explain how this solution works. Let them know you’re looking at UC0000030, Foodbank Emergency Alerts when your demo begins. 

Simply request a demo by clicking the button below and let us show you how our solution can help you manage your foodbank emergency notifications more effectively. 

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