Together, let's support local restaurants and the hungry in our community.
GiftAMeal's Response to COVID-19
To Our GiftAMeal Family,
I wanted to reach out and let you know what we are doing in the face of this challenging time. In short, the restaurants we all love are being hit hard, and so are those most in need of our help.
A majority of the community members supported through GiftAMeal are children and the elderly. With schools in flux, children relying on meals normally provided are facing a new challenge as social services scramble to readjust. At the same time, older community members, the most at-risk population for COVID-19, need our support now more than ever.
Just as the community is struggling, so are many restaurants in the face of public health guidelines designed to contain the spread of this virus. Employees depend on their jobs to pay bills and make rent, and our partners are doing their best to mitigate the effects of this crisis on their staff. But they cannot do it without the support of the public.
It may be a drop in the ocean but we are determined to continue with our mission and help how we can.
So here's our plan:
2) Immediate financial support of hunger relief agencies - $5,000 matching challenge, $22,000 raised so far
3) Publicity for restaurants undergoing fast changes via social media and a new podcast
4) Direct coordination of food donations from restaurants
5) Program cost relief for struggling restaurants
1) Donation program available for offsite customers
We just launched an update to the GiftAMeal app that will temporarily allow users to take pictures off-site to donate meals for take-out, delivery, and gift card purchases. We will do this by lifting the location requirement of needing to be at a partner restaurant when you take the photo and we will move to manual verification. PLEASE support our local partner restaurants that are struggling during this difficult time.
Together, we will all get through this. Thank you for your support and please stay safe. If you need help during this time, please visit the Operation Food Search website.
Founder & CEO of GiftAMeal
How YOU Can Help
Support our Partner Restaurants
Click HERE for GiftAMeal Partner Restaurant List
Sort restaurants by take-out, curbside pickup, delivery, and gift cards!
Just click the 'Filter' button on the top right of the app.
Purchase a gift card by clicking the restaurant's name!