Two students at BYU created an app to help university students find free food on campus.
According to Apple’s App Store, the Lunch Box app informs students of campus events that offer free meals, whether it is an opening social, or forum with refreshments after.
David Hepworth and his roommate Chase Roberts, both students from BYU, developed the app.
Hepworth said that the app started as a way to find free meals a cole times a week, but he soon found that the app had more potential.
“There are a lot of events on campus that offer free food, but because of a limited ability to reach out to all students, not everyone gets the message,” Hepworth said. “The app helps to put [out] the message of free food, giveaways or organization events in one easy and accessible place — on your cell phone or computer.”
Hepworth said that anyone who has the app can load events that offer free meals, along with information about where and when the event will be held.
Hepworth said he also saw the Lunch Box as a great opportunity for clubs and associations on campus to get free publicity.
“I started joining all the Facebook gros for clubs on campus and talking to the presidents,” Hepworth said. “I thought they would say no [to the app] because people would take their food.”
Hepworth said that after people had more time to think about using the Lunch Box app, most were eager to.
Tyler Gardner, a junior studying architecture, said that the concept of the app is a good idea.
“When I got the app I really liked it,” said Gardner.
Gardner said that using the Lunch Box app would be a good way to advertise events on campus so more students will be motivated to attend.