By leveraging SMS shortcodes and SimplyCast 360 automation, you can provide students with an available balance on request as well as a way to text to receive a link to a directory of places that accepts meal cards.
Feed the current balance of the meal cards into our system via an API connection. Create a new field for this information to be stored, named %%BALANCE%%.
Create a keyword, such as MEALCARD, for your campaign. You can now set up a campaign to automatically send the %%BALANCE%% field to the student when they text in MEALCARD BALANCE.
Set up a campaign using your MEALCARD keyword. This time, when students text MEALCARD LOCATION they will be provided with a URL that shows a list of all places that accepts meal cards.