I’m throwing this idea for anyone who will take it. Soylent could be very useful for the homeless. Where I live, the municipal governments posts up a list of cheap-to-free meals for those who are financially desperate or are just looking for sustenance on the penny. One such food outlet serves each meal at around $2.00, making it $6.00/day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
A typical Soylent recipe costs this much per day, which makes me think that homeless shelters can do better. It’s unlikely that the food that they buy in bulk contributes to the well being of those who can’t afford it. Rob and co. have their large scale “FEED ALL THE AFRICANS” plans that are going to be much appreciated by the planet if they go through. In the meantime, though, it seems like there’s already enough to bootstrap some local nutrition outreach that is much more immediate in time and space. It isn’t that “going local” is better, in case you were wondering what my views were - it’s just that it’s doable.
I’m going to start working on this on my end but I don’t know how. If anyone has any experience in the area of volunteering and non-profits, or otherwise has any input on the venture, please, let me know.