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Hi, We are FoodRescue

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This is on an MIT license

This application helps people with surplus food determine how to dispose of it in accordance with Act 148 (Vermont's Universal Recycling Law).

Trello Board

Developer Setup

Install ruby and rails


sudo apt-get install autoconf automake bison build-essential curl git-core libapr1 libaprutil1 libc6-dev libltdl-dev libreadline6 libreadline6-dev libsqlite3-0 libsqlite3-dev libssl-dev libtool libxml2-dev libxslt-dev libxslt1-dev libyaml-dev ncurses-dev openssl sqlite3 zlib1g zlib1g-dev
curl -L | bash -s stable
rvm install 2.1
rvm use 2.1
gem install rails

run the app

cd foodrescue
bundle install
rails s

then open http://localhost:3000


Before deploying, you have to install the heroku toolbelt and add the heroku remote to the repo.

heroku git:remote -a food-rescue

To deploy changes:

git push heroku master