GiftAMeal reaches 1,000 meals with Applebee’s!

St. Louis Applebee’s Locations Reach 1,000 Meals Provided to the Local Community on the GiftAMeal App

On May 16th, 31 Greater St. Louis Applebee’s locations joined the GiftAMeal program. In just 7 weeks, over 1,000 meals have been provided to those in need due to customers using the GiftAMeal mobile app at these locations.

For those of you that do not already know, GiftAMeal is a mobile application that fights hunger with photos of food. Each time a user takes a photo in a GiftAMeal partner restaurant on the app, GiftAMeal provides a meal to someone in need in the local community. Users may also recommend restaurants to friends with a short message, and share their photos on social media to provide additional meals.

GiftAMeal’s CEO, Andrew Glantz, explained, “With GiftAMeal, we saw an opportunity to both help the community, and help provide restaurants with a unique method to get customers in the door. We are proud to be partnered with an organization like Applebee’s that cares deeply for the community.”

To distribute meals in the Greater St. Louis area, GiftAMeal partnered with local food bank Operation Food Search. Operation Food Search is the largest distributor of free food in the St. Louis bi-state area, and provides food to over 300 pantries.

Applebee’s has embraced GiftAMeal and is proud of the success thus far. “We are excited to partner with GiftAMeal to help provide meals to our neighbors in Saint Louis. Applebee’s and Mid River Restaurants are committed to supporting the neighborhoods we serve,” said Michael Gallagher, owner of the 31 Applebee’s locations that joined GiftAMeal. “Each year Applebee’s demonstrates that commitment in millions of dollars, in-kind contributions, and countless hours of support that they provide to their communities.”

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Applebee’s takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® restaurants are franchised or operated by DineEquity, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Applebee’s International, Inc. and its affiliates.

Join the movement to fight hunger in our local community. Download GiftAMeal for free today and start snapping photos!

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Andrew Glantz

Co-Founder, CEO of GiftAMeal