The Heart of Snap | Giving Back

By November 23, 2016 Community

Since the beginning, we’ve been on a mission to provide convenient, healthy meals to everyone – including those in need. Each day, we donate thousands of meals to local non-profit organizations that focus on education, nutrition, sustainability, and health. So far this year, we’ve donated more than 650,000 meals to those less fortunate. We don’t see it as “giving” as much as “giving back,” and we’re thankful for our incredible local communities and  amazing partners that help us distribute food each day. As we continue to expand into new cities and communities, we will uphold our promise to give back, remain involved, and lend a hand to neighbors in need.

Scroll down to meet some of our charitable partners in Austin, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia, and Chicago that are going above and beyond to care for their city’s citizens. We are proud, honored, and humbled to be a part of each of their missions.

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A donation handoff at our Malvern, PA shop.

Austin:
This year we’ve donated
 nearly 150,000 meals to our Austin community. Much of that went to our friends at Keep Austin Fed to support their mission in eliminating food waste and sharing wholesome and nutritious food with our hungry Austin neighbors. Each day, Keep Austin Fed volunteers pick up meals at our Austin shops and deliver them to local charities. Want to get involved? Click here

Philly:
More than 80,000 Snap meals have been donated to hungry neighbors in Philadelphia, and we couldn’t have done it without Philabundance and Food Connect.

Philabundance believes that no man, woman or child should go hungry. They seek to drive hunger from their Philadelphia communities.  Each week, Philabundance feeds 90,000 people! To see how you can lend a hand in supporting their mission, click here.

Food Connect bridges the gap between surplus food and hunger by transporting excess food from large events and restaurants in Philadelphia to area food banks, pantries and emergency meal providers. Want to get involved? Click here.

Chicago:
We are lucky enough to support our Chicago community in a big way by partnering with Pacific Garden Mission and Lakeview Pantry. In total, we’ve donated more than 90,000 meals so far this year.

Pacific Garden Mission provides a safe home for the homeless. It is the oldest, continuously-operating, Gospel rescue mission in the country. Individuals are encouraged to grow and improve mentally, physically, and emotionally. See how you can help by clicking here.

One of Chicago’s largest and longest-operating food pantries, Lakeview Pantry has a mission is to eliminate hunger and poverty in our community by providing food to fill the basic needs of hungry people. They also raise awareness of hunger and poverty and work towards solutions to eliminate them. Here’s how you can help.

Houston:
We’ve been able to donate more than 175,000 meals to Houston communities this year, and Second Servings of Houston gave us a huge hand in distributing them. They strive to alleviate hunger and reduce waste by rescuing excess prepared food from hotels, caterers, sports venues, cafeterias, food retailers, and other food businesses, and deliver it promptly and safely to approved charitable meal sites. Learn more about how you can help here.

Dallas:
We’ve also donated more than 175,000 meals to Dallas communities this year, and a good chunk of that went to our partners at the The North Texas Food Bank and Soup Mobile.

The North Texas Food Bank provides access to more than 170,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families through a network of more than 1,000 programs and 200 partner agencies. Want to get involved? Click here.

The SoupMobile is different from traditional soup kitchens in that they are mobile. They deliver more than 200,000 hot, nutritious meals each year to areas in Dallas where the homeless congregate. You can help. Click here

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Sorting donations at the Clarksville shop in Austin.

 If you have an organization in need, we’d love to talk. Visit our philanthropy page to send us a note.

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