Megha is the founder of Food Connect, a smartphone app that allows Philadelphia restaurants and other organizations to donate leftover food to human services and nonprofits. At 4 years old, Megha and her parents emigrated to the United States from Delhi, India.
She funded Food Connect completely out of pocket and is often referred to in her community as an elite social entrepreneur and philanthropist. During the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Megha and Food Connect users helped distribute over 11,000 pounds of food in 8 days.
Megha obtained a master’s degree from Villanova University where she earned a Student Leadership Award, was a member of the Blue Key Society and a nominee for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In 2016, Megha earned Development Project of the Year from the Philly Geek Awards.
October 2nd, 2018 | 34 mins 58 secs
Megha Kulshreshtha took what she learned as a corporate data analyst and focused on the growing problem of food insecurity in America’s urban centers. She launched an organization that is using mobile technology to make it easier to collect food donations on demand so they can reach people who need them the most.