Fall is our favorite time of year at Shipt. But it’s not just the pumpkin spice that gets us excited — it’s an opportunity to provide people with hunger-relief through Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month®, an awareness campaign designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger.
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States and Shipt has been a proud supporter since our early days.
It may be hard to imagine anyone in America going hungry, yet 37 million people — including 1-in-7 children do not have enough to eat. Food insecurity often goes unseen and impacts communities all across the country, including some of the markets Shipt serves daily. Each September, we make the “Hunger Action Month featured category” available within the Shipt app — so you can feed your family while helping to feed someone else’s as well.
This year, we’re doing even more to support this important cause, and will be donating 1 meal* for every $1 spent in the Hunger Action Month category! The feature is now available to everyone, and we encourage you to join us in this effort to make sure no families go hungry this year.
We’re not alone though. To share in our efforts for Hunger Action Month, Shipt is proud to announce that General Mills is partnering with Feeding America and Shipt to donate even more meals. General Mills has pledged to match our meal donations up to half a million meals*, which means together we can help provide as many as one million meals to people in need this month. We could not be more thrilled that one of our partners has pledged its support to take a stand for people facing hunger.
This is our fourth year supporting Hunger Action Month, and thanks to your help, we donated more than 300,000 meals* to families in need last year. But the fight against hunger is year-round. Our Shipt Shoppers and HQ team members have already volunteered close to 750 hours of their time this year to help food banks distribute resources nationwide. And from Sept. 9-13, we’ll be back at it again for our second Shipt Week of Service, volunteering our time across the country to help with food donations, meal deliveries, and much more.
But the truth is, we can’t do this without you. So be sure to shop the featured Hunger Action Month category throughout September to take action. Together we can solve hunger and build a path to a brighter, more food-secure future for our neighbors and local communities.
To learn more about Feeding America and how you can get involved, visit feedingamerica.org/shipt.
*$0.10 helps provide at least 1 meal secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks. Shipt guarantees a minimum donation of $50,000 and a maximum donation of $60,000 from September 1, 2019 through September 30, 2019.