Bento, a California-based service that tackles food insecurity through a licensed patient engagement platform, has reportedly teamed up with Unite Us, the enterprise tech company offering the digital infrastructure powering the social care ecosystem.
According to Adam Dole, the Chief Operating Officer of Bento, the collaboration with Unite Us will help the company in effectively identifying people who are on the verge of food insecurity and extending the services throughout the country.
By consolidating the coordinated care network of Unite Us with the platform and services of Bento, the companies will join forces to serve and increase convenient and nutritious food options for thousands of people in various communities across the United States.
Service providers leveraging the Unite Us network to securely work in tandem with community-based organizations in the underserved areas will be able to refer to Bento electronically to help their clients access nutritious, healthy meals from local restaurants for themselves and their families without any stigma.
Talking about the partnership, Esther Farkas, the Chief Strategy Officer of Unite Us expressed that the collaboration with Bento will boost its end-to-end solution with an alternative for vulnerable people to receive equal access to food in their communities. Farkas added that the inherent technology of Bento, in combination with the powerful national network of Unite Us, will ease access to help for everyone.
Currently, Bento is available across ten metropolitan areas and plans to expand alongside the networks of the Unite Us to efficiently service broader communities.
For the record, Unite Us is a tech company that develops synchronized care networks of social and health service providers across various sectors who can transact secure electronic referrals, track the total health journey of every person, and report on tactile outcomes across a wide range of services.