Good News: Phone App Lets Restaurant Customers Donate Meals While Dining

An amazing mobile phone app developed just three years ago has already helped people eating at restaurants provide more than 100,000 meals to people in need with no cost to the app user.

23-year-old Andrew Glantz and 20-year-old Aidan Folbe created GiftAMeal in 2015.

When users of the app visit a participating restaurant all they have to do is take a photo and a donation is made to an area food bank. Even better, if the photo is shared on a social media site, the donation doubles. If shared on two sites, like Facebook and Instagram, the donation is tripled.

It’s a win-win for the restaurants and the food banks — because the restaurants get social media attention, which drives enough extra business to make donations to the food banks.