Just snapping a photo of your meal can be of great help to the community in St. Louis and beyond.
ST. LOUIS – GiftAMeal is a mobile app that allows you to offer a needy neighbor a meal every time you take a photo of your order in a partner restaurant.
Over 240 St. Louis facilities participate, and the St. Louis-based regional chain Lion’s Choice has just joined that family. The St. Louis staple is no stranger to giving back.
With this new partnership, GiftAMeal will be available in Kansas City for the first time. It also means the Hunger Fighting app is now available in over 30 locations.
Just snapping a photo of your meal can be of great help to the community in St. Louis and beyond. “When people take a photo at Lion’s Choice, we donate money to Operation Food Search in St. Louis and Harvester’s in Kansas City. And these donations fund the distribution of food from their facilities to hundreds of pantries in the neighborhood, where people in need can access the food for free. These food banks, Harvester’s and Operation Food Search, get groceries from supermarkets like Schnucks, Dierbergs, Trader Joe’s, grocers like Sysco and US Foods. And it’s stored in their great facilities. And then we donate to help them fund this transportation so that the food gets where it is needed, so that people can actually access it, ”said Andrew Glantz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GiftAMeal.
To date, the GiftAMeal program has helped offer more than 596,000 meals since 2015. And this new partnership will only help even more.
Every photo taken corresponds to a meal that is provided on site via an existing hunger relief network. Then, when a guest shares their GiftAMeal photo on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, a second, third, or fourth meal is provided (one for each social share).
You don’t have to eat at the restaurant for it to count. Pass-through and take-out counts also count.
For more information, visit giftameal.com.