Student startup, GiftAMeal, the mobile app that allows users to donate to local food pantries when they eat at partnering restaurants has expanded to a third city: Detroit.
“Foodies in Detroit can now get in on the GiftAMeal action at one of our six initial locations there,” said Jacob Mohrmann, BSBA’16, Chief Marketing Officer of GiftAMeal. “Meals will be provided through Forgotten Harvest, an organization in Detroit that rescued, harvested and distributed 48.8 million pounds of food this past year.”
And Jacob shared more good news:
“We are also happy to announce that we have now provided over 50,000 meals (St. Louis, Chicago, and Detroit combined). This is a huge step, but as Andrew [Glantz, BSBA’17] said in his interview with WGN TV, ‘in terms of how big we want this to become, we want it to be, not in the thousands, but in the millions of meals donated.’ “
GiftAMeal is also featured on the cover of StreetWise Magazine in Chicago this month.
According to the article, GiftAMeal has partnered with “20 Chicago-area restaurants and Lakeview Pantry to provide meal donations locally. Now, each time someone in Chicago uses GiftA-Meal, meals are provided to someone in the Chicago area through Lakeview. In less than a year, the app has been downloaded over 3,000 times in Chicago, and these users have been quick to rack up 10,000 meal donations on the app.”