History

After going through hunger  (after receiving his Bachelor's degree in 2011), Apollo Rimando — a first-generation immigrant — with the help of his best friends founded The Be Good Project Foundation a.k.a. BGP. Launched during a cold, gloomy Saturday night on February 18, 2012, BGP has been providing forward-thinking services to alleviate poverty through technology-based services to address hunger prevention in Seattle, WA and children’s education in some parts of Metro Manila in the Philippines.

Started with a simple idea of paying it forward, BGP through the years has grown significantly. From providing old soup kitchen for young children, to teaching youth leadership, to launching its first community-based Mobile Library service and now its ever-evolving food program, BGP has embedded technology in every aspect of its processes and have proactively challenged the status quo of what a food program should be. BGP is more than about food donation and rescue, internet and jolt-free volunteering, it's about creating long-term, sustainable and grassroot-led impact in its community.

PROGRAMS

We are problem solvers, we are born to be. As part of our mission to help eradicate poverty by thinking big but starting small, we continue to dive deep to rethink, recalibrate and decouple broken connections that hinder one’s ability to take the next step.

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CHILDREN'S EDUCATION

Technology has a big effect on a child’s development. We have created MoLib, a mobile library service meant to serve depressed communities who are home to families who are economically unable, unemployed or underemployed and do not have the ability to pay for internet services for their children’s homework.

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HUNGER PREVENTION

Unintentional hunger can happen to us. With the help of technology, we have created the Banana Share, Sari-Sari (Sundry) Food Pantry and the Banana App programs. Ambitious as it may sound, our goals are to re-write, evolutionize and constantly improve the way we serve, identify and provide culturally-sensitive food to our neighbors in great need.

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VOLUNTEERISM

We know we set a goal to some is insane and yes it's going to be challenging. But together, we know we can achieve it. With our shared mission and desire, we proudly provide volunteering and internship opportunities for individuals and families of different skills, abilities and strengths. You are not 'just another volunteer, to us you are a leader, empowered and celebrated.

OUR TEAM

Motivated by desire to serve, we have intentionally combined an amazing group of smart, talented and selfless individuals from different sectors of our society to achieve our mission of helping alleviate poverty.

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Apollo R.

Founder and Chairman, Board of Directors

Nonprofit and Business Industry

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johanna m

Member, Board of Directors

Immigration Law

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MICHAEL A.

Member, Board of Directors

Design and Community Organizing

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OBIT P.

Member, Board of Directors

Education and Youth Development Industry

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ANGEL ANNE G.

Member, Board of Directors

Healthcare Industry

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gerald d.*

Member, Board of Directors

Children's Education Industry

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Tanya wetsby*

Member, Board of Directors

Children's Eduction Industry

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abe

Project Coordinator, Banana App Team

Tech Industry

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JOHN S.

Tech Adviser

Tech Industry

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gauri

Project Manager, Banana App Team

Tech Industry

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DIONE C

Adviser

Faith-based Community