Andrew Glantz, BSBA’17, launched the FoodShare app Oct. 1 and had more than 50 restaurants signed up for his unique social enterprise that harnesses the power of social media to generate donations to fight hunger. FoodShare is kicking off the new year with news that fast food chain Jimmy John’s will participate in their program.
Jimmy John’s, a sandwich shop with over 2,000 nationwide locations, has partnered with FoodShare in the St. Louis region with six of its franchise locations signed up so far. Glantz said in a news release, “This marks the first chain restaurant on the app, and signals that FoodShare is gaining momentum.”
“We are extremely happy to partner with FoodShare to help feed the hungry in St. Louis,” said Jana Franklin, owner of the six local Jimmy John’s locations that have joined FoodShare. “FoodShare’s unique platform enables our customers to easily help those in need in our own community.
The FoodShare iPhone Application helps St. Louis locals discover and recommend restaurants, while transforming restaurants into social enterprises. Every time a user dines at a FoodShare partnered restaurant, FoodShare donates a meal to someone in need through Operation Food Search. To date, over 60 restaurants have joined and 1,500 meals have been donated.
Join the movement to fight hunger in St. Louis. Download FoodShare on the App Store and FoodShare will donate a meal to celebrate your support.