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May 28, 2020

St. Louis Teens: COVID-19 Innovator Andrew Glantz

St. Louis Teens invited Andrew Glantz to talk about GiftAMeal on their COVID-19 Innovators segment. 

May 16, 2020

Alive Magazine: GiftAMeal Helps Partner Operation Food Search During Pandemic

More than 442,000 meals have been donated locally through GiftAMeal’s food bank partner Operation Food Search, with the goal of providing relief to both struggling restaurants and the most at-risk segments of our community.

May 07, 2020

STL Jewish Light: GiftAMeal Wins $20,000 Through Global Impact Award

GiftAMeal, a company founded and directed by Andrew Glantz, has won first place and $20,000 in the Suren G. Dutia & Jas K. Grewal Global Impact Awards. Hosted by the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the award supports the vision and passion of Washington University students, postdoctoral researchers and recent alumni who are creating ventures that are scalable and sustainable and are making a social impact through business.

April 30, 2020

Riverfront Times: GiftAMeal Wins $20,000

Andrew Glantz founded GiftAMeal in 2015 to make an impact in his community and beyond. Now, thanks to a $20,000 award from the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship, his socially conscious company is able to expand its reach.
 

April 28, 2020

Innovations of the World: GiftAMeal

What's GiftAMeal is out to prove that profits can be made with purpose, and that doing well and doing good are not inconsistent goals. Through connecting restaurant-goers with local spots to eat, GiftAMeal offers an easy way for socially conscious diners to make a positive impact in their community. Restaurants have seen impressive results from the platform. A recent 7-month case study comparing GiftAMeal customers to standard customers found that customers that use GiftAMeal spend 24% more per check, return 45% more frequently, and tip 14% more on average than standard customers.

April 27, 2020

Fuse: Skandalaris Awards More Than $70,000 To WashU Startups

On April 23, the center made another big announcement via Zoom: the winners of the 6th annual Suren G. Dutia & Jas K. Grewal Global Impact Awards, which go to socially-minded startups founded by WashU students, researchers and recent alums. This year, there was a tie for first place, with $20,000 awarded to GiftAMeal and 3Dux Design. 

April 24, 2020

St. Louis Today: 3 St. Louis Startups Win Global Impact Awards From Washington University

GiftAMeal and 3DuxDesign shared first place and won $20,000 apiece.  GiftAMeal is a mobile app that donates a meal to a food pantry every time a user posts a photo from a participating restaurant.

April 23, 2020

Skandalaris Center: GiftAMeal Is a Recipient of the 2020 Global Impact Award

A $20,000 award was presented to GiftAMeal to support their mobile app, which gives a socially conscious incentive to support partner restaurants. Through the app, GiftAMeal provides a meal to someone in need, each time a user takes a photo at a partner restaurant. GiftAMeal was founded by WashU alumni Andrew Glantz (BU’17) and Jacob Mohrmann (BU, LA’16).

April 21, 2020

Skandalaris Center: Global Impact Award Finalist GiftAMeal

Andrew Glantz is the Founder and CEO of GiftAMeal. So far, over 200 restaurants have joined GiftAMeal, and over 400,000 meals have been provided. In addition to GiftAMeal, Glantz serves on the Washington University in St. Louis Alumni Board of Governors and guest lectures at the university on topics such as marketing, negotiations, and entrepreneurship.

April 21, 2020

KMOX: GiftAMeal helping during pandemic

Founder and CEO of GiftAMeal Andrew Glantz joins Debbie Monterrey explaining the app and how it has changed during this Coronavirus pandemic.

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