FoodForAll wins Rep. Gilbert Cisneros’ (CA-39) 2020 Congressional App Challenge

Rep. Gilbert Cisneros has named Yanni Kouloumbis, Xuyang Zhu, Viraj Jansari, and Sean Shin from Troy High School as the winners of the 2020 Congressional App Challenge in (CA-39).

When asked what inspired the creation of FoodForAll, the students said, “We were inspired by the amazing efforts put forth by the food drive directors in creating more of these events to help even more people. We hope we make them proud and give them a necessary tool to their arsenal when it is so greatly needed.

Over 6,500 students registered for the 2020 Congressional App Challenge. These students created and submitted 3,088 functioning apps, marking the end of an extremely successful Congressional App Challenge amid the COVID-19 pandemic. All told, 308 Members of Congress hosted Congressional App Challenges in their districts across 49 states, Puerto Rico, the Mariana Islands, and Washington, DC.

The CAC is an initiative of the U.S. House of Representatives, where Members of Congress host competitions in their districts for middle school and high school students, encouraging them to learn to code and inspiring them to pursue careers in computer science. The Internet Education Foundation provides the CAC with supplemental support. In the six years of the Congressional App Challenge, thousands of functional apps have been created by over 30,000 students, and participant demographics surpass all industry diversity metrics.