In 2015, we were founded on a college campus with what seemed like an ambitious aim:
To help restaurant owners tap into the power of giving back
To make a meaningful dent in local childhood hunger
And to do it in a sustainable way: by making it easy and profitable for business owners, so the impact would keep growing.
At the time, we didn’t have a dedicated user base. We didn’t have testimonials from restaurants. We hadn’t done case studies showing business benefits like increased spend and loyalty.
But we knew one thing for certain: people are good, and they want easy ways to help others. We knew it from our lives, the people around us, and from our own affinity for brands that were making the world a better place.
Now, with 1,016,000+ meals provided, 55,000+ app users, and 500+ partner restaurants, it’s easy to look back and say “of course”. But we couldn’t have done it without the wholehearted support of the restaurant industry and the communities we serve.
We’re grateful every day to the people who helped make it happen. From the college student snapping a photo of their roast beef sandwich at a fast food chain, to the 103 year-old grandma having a special birthday cupcake (true story!), every single person who takes a photo on GiftAMeal is a hero who touches a life by providing a meal to a neighbor in need.
Andrew Glantz, Founder and CEO
GiftAMeal seeks to empower people to fight hunger locally while supporting businesses in their community.
We do this by partnering with restaurants to provide an easy way for their customers to make a difference.
Making community-oriented decisions to create a positive impact
Being transparent about our operations to make our partners proud
Bringing together people and organizations to help achieve their goals
Inspiring people to do good by providing an easy way to make a difference
Embracing a low ego mindset that the best ideas can come from anyone
Embodying an uplifting outlook to create joy in peoples’ lives
Founder and CEO
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Growth Officer
Restaurant Relationship Manager
Restaurant Relationship Manager - KC
4220 Duncan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110