Eat Greater Des Moines Announced as Finalist in Far Reach’s Nonprofit Tech Project Contest

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—Far Reach, a Cedar Falls-based technology and marketing firm, announced that Eat Greater Des Moines is a finalist in its Operation: Make a Difference contest. Eat Greater Des Moines has the chance to have software built by Far Reach for free.

The winner will be determined by the public—the project with the most votes at 11:59 p.m. on February 14 will be declared the winner of Operation: Make a Difference. Voting is on Far Reach’s Facebook page, and individuals can vote once every 24 hours. The winner will be announced on Facebook February 17.

“We’re honored to be chosen as a finalist in the Operation: Make a Difference Contest,” said Aubrey Martinez, Eat Greater Des Moines Director. “Winning would support many organizations around Central Iowa and the state doing food rescue. Software to help organize all the various details involved with food rescue will allow more time and resources to be spent in other areas.”

“We had 15 great entries so it was hard to narrow it down to five,” said Jason Nissen, Far Reach partner and CTO. “It was exciting to see projects from around the state that could potentially have an amazing positive impact.”

Finalists were selected based on a variety of criteria, including project scope, potential impact, creativity, benefit to the individual organization, and how well the project fit in with the skills of the Far Reach team.

For more information about Operation: Make a Difference, visit Far Reach’s Facebook page at The direct link to the information and voting is

Eat Greater Des Moines is dedicated to connecting available resources with the broader community in order to support the entire food lifecycle in central Iowa. Eat Greater Des Moines is funded by the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), the United Way of Central Iowa, and Hormel Foods through a Healthy Communities Grant.

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