How does GiftAMeal work?
Restaurants partner with
GiftAMeal and are
added to the app. Takes
only 5 minutes!
Customers take a
photo on the app
For each photo, we donate to
a local food bank to give a meal to a person in need.
(An additional meal is given if the
photo is shared on Facebook or
*1 meal = 1.2 pounds of food (meat, produce, dairy products, canned goods, etc)
being distributed to a neighborhood pantry where those in need can access it.
“The donations made through GiftAMeal have allowed us to expand our reach, providing more people with access to healthy food. We are very grateful to GiftAMeal, its users, and its partner restaurants for advancing our cause.”
Kristen V. Wild, Executive Director
Operation Food Search
“GiftAMeal has provided a terrific boost to our customer loyalty and average check size. The positive feedback from customers has been really exciting to see. The staff has embraced the program as well. They see it as an easy way to help those in need.”
Emil Pozzo, Owner of Rich and Charlie's
The results of the case study with Rich and Charlie's Restaurant found that GiftAMeal customers:
Spent 24% more
per check than standard guests
Returned 45% more
frequently than standard guests
Tipped staff 14% more
than standard guests
What Restaurants Say
" It's a classic win-win. It's marketing for the restaurant. At the same time, it's also providing for people who are in need. It's a great way to use people's inclination for social media and do something positive at the same time.”
John Perkins, Owner of Juniper
What Users Say
“I think it’s a wonderful way to help in your community. It’s fun, plus helpful. I wish EVERY restaurant participated! Just think....”
What Food Banks Say
With GiftAMeal, your restaurant can make a significant impact on the lives of people in your community with very little effort on your part.
“My daughter is 15. The food program really, really helped us. Her grades have gone sky high. We’re in a good place now - we have a house and food and now we’re going to give back.”
“Before I got my own place, I was having trouble finding somewhere to eat. I have a daughter now, she just turned one. Everybody is supporting me and I love the support - that makes me feel like I’m going to be a good father.”
“I didn’t realize that people were hungry until I stopped working and retired. You never think that you would end up on food stamps. I never thought it. Even though it’s rough, I’m still blessed.”
*photos have been changed to protect privacy