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Join 200+ restaurants

in healing hunger.

Create a positive impact for your community while promoting

your business.

500,000+ meals provided

35,000+ app users

How does GiftAMeal work?
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Restaurants partner with GiftAMeal and are added to the app.

Takes only 5 minutes!

Customers take photos of their dine-in or takeout on the app for free.

For each photo, we donate to a local food bank to give a meal* to a person in need.

A second or third meal is given if the photo is shared on Facebook or Instagram!

* 1 meal = 1.2 pounds of food (e.g. meat, produce, dairy products, canned goods)

being distributed to a neighborhood pantry where those in need can access it.


App Users

Case Studies

GiftAMeal conducted case studies with Bloom Café and Rich & Charlie’s. To conduct the case studies, both restaurants provided access to their point-of-sale data. Transactions of customers that used GiftAMeal at each restaurant were compared to ones that did not by matching the names on customers' credit card transactions to the names of the corresponding GiftAMeal users. The results were conclusive: it pays to give back!

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17 Month Case Study
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7 Month Case Study
What Restaurants Say
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"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


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“I think it’s a wonderful way to help in your community. It’s fun, plus helpful. I wish EVERY restaurant participated! Just think....” 

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“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

Lives Changed

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.”

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Questions? Contact us