March 26, 2021

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.

March 25, 2021

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".

March 24, 2021

St. Louis Startup GiftAMeal Is Growing

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.

March 23, 2021

St. Louis Business Journal: After surviving Covid, St. Louis restaurant-focused startup GiftAMeal has growth on its plate

“The pandemic hit restaurants really hard, so it hit us really hard. From March to May 2020, we didn’t know if this was going to be like a dagger to the company,” Glantz said.

March 15, 2021

STL MAG: GiftAMeal at Lion's Choice right now

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.

March 11, 2021

The Gratitude Project

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

March 9, 2021

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.

March 9, 2021

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.

March 3, 2021

KMOV4: Great Day Rewind

19:33: If you don't have lunch plans today, maybe you should swing by Lion's Choice. Buy a meal, so they can give a meal. That's right, all 33 locations will be on the GiftAMeal mobile app.

March 3, 2021

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.