Startland News: Meal donation app comes to KC: How the phone-eats-first foodie photo trend can help fight hunger
“We’ve wanted to expand to Kansas City for a while now; it was really a matter of timing,” he shared. “We just launched this partnership with Lion’s Choice and their 32 locations. When we saw they had locations in Kansas City, we knew it was the right time to launch there.” Lion’s Choice, a fast food company famous for its roast beef sandwiches, operates five restaurants across Kansas City — a starting point for GiftAMeal in KC, Glantz said.
KMBZ Radio: Kansas City gets "socially conscious" dining app – take a food pic, donate a meal
The idea came to Andrew Glantz over lunch - developing an app that combines our love of snapping photos of our food at restaurants with the ability to make a meal donation to someone in need. "Users download our app for free," Glantz said. "Simply select the restaurant and take a photo of their order, and then we make a donation to help provide a meal to someone in need through one of the local food banks".
The food and technology startup GiftAMeal in St. Louis started on a growth path in 2020. Founded in 2015, the startup had its best financial months in January and February 2020. “Then March struck,” said founder and CEO Andrew Glantz, who refused to disclose certain sales figures. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Glantz wondered whether his startup, a mobile application that provides people in need with a meal every time a user takes a photo in their app at a partner restaurant, would outlast the virus.
Founded by St. Louisan Andrew Glantz, GiftAMeal is a mobile app that helps provide meals to neighbors in need. Each time a user takes a photo of their order from a partner restaurant, GiftAMeal makes a donation to a local food bank (such as Operation Food Search), which, in turn, supplies metro area food pantries.
We would like to also acknowledge those who are curbing food security in the greater St. Louis area. One such effort is being led by Wash U alum Andrew Glantz, the founder and CEO of GiftAMeal, a mobile app that helps those in need in the St. Louis area. 2:09
KC News Remedy: The Hunger Fighting App GiftAMeal partners with Lion’s Choice to give back
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.
KSDK: Hunger-fighting app GiftAMeal partners with Lion’s Choice to give back
GiftAMeal is a mobile app that helps provide a meal to a neighbor in need each time you take a photo of your order from a partner restaurant. Over 240 St. Louis establishments participate, and the iconic St. Louis-based regional chain Lion’s Choice has just joined that family. The St. Louis staple is not a stranger to giving back.
QSR: Lion's Choice Partners with GiftAMeal to Give Back
If anyone’s got beef with hunger, it’s Lion’s Choice. The iconic St. Louis-based regional chain (with locations throughout Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas City) has been serving thinly-sliced top round atop freshly-buttered buns since 1967. No stranger to giving back, the quick-service restaurant brand unveiled a system-wide partnership on Tuesday with hunger-fighting app GiftAMeal across its over 30 locations.