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You Can Now Help Fight Hunger By Ordering DoorDash

Yesterday, DoorDash, the nation’s leading on-demand food destination, announced that, from September 17-30, they will donate $1 to Feeding America for every order placed that uses the promo code FEEDAMERICA in honor of Feeding America’s annual Hunger Action Month.

According to the press release, each dollar allows Feeding America, a nationwide nonprofit that fights hunger and food insecurity, to secure another 10 meals from their local food banks. In addition, each DoorDash user who donates to the cause will receive a promo code for $5 off their next order as a thank you note.

By getting their millions of users so directly involved in the company’s donation, DoorDash seems to hope that the issue strikes a chord in each individual customer, producing a greater effect than simply donating the money en masse to Feeding America would.

This comes on the back of a hectic couple of months for DoorDash, as the company came under fire after it was revealed that any tips were essentially being sent to DoorDash and not the driver. This policy was immediately changed after the backlash.

Despite this, it seems DoorDash is on the right track. With their workers properly compensated, the company moved on to announce that its social impact program, Project DASH, has rescued over a million pounds of food from being wasted.

As DoorDash looks to increase its presence in the fight against hunger, this partnership with Feeding America make sense. The nonprofit’s goal with Hunger Action Month, which is an event that has taken place every September for the last 11 years, is to increase hunger awareness and action regarding the issue. It encourages any and all ways of raising awareness, from individually posting on social media to larger campaigns, such as DoorDash’s.

If you would care to get involved with Feeding America’s cause, go ahead and eat in tonight by ordering with DoorDash. You can also donate to Feeding America directly, right here.

Feel Good Technology

How Your Next Instagram Food Pic Can Literally Feed Hungry Children

While most hashtags on social media do nothing more than promote, Virgin Mobile and and Feeding America has teamed up to create a hashtag that will actually do some good.

“One hashtag=one meal,” seems to be the slogan they’re going with, and if you use the hashtag #DonateMyPlate on your upcoming food photos for both Instagram or Twitter, Virgin Mobile will donate “the money equivalent of one meal” to the Feeding America network.

Proud to #DonateMyPlate and help @virginmobileusa and @feedingamerica to end hunger in the US

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I looked up and down for a catch, but you don’t have to sign up for anything, you don’t have to do a survey, or even buy anything from Virgin Mobile, you literally just have to use the hashtag on your food photos, and Virgin Mobile will do the rest.

There are no restrictions on the food content, either. You can put up a picture of your ordinary Cup Noodles, or that lavish once-in-a-lifetime dinner at a steakhouse, and they all count the same towards the donations.

It feels like they legitimately just want to raise awareness, and do some good.

If you don’t trust them for whatever reason, you can check out more info for yourself on Virgin Mobile USA, but it literally would cost you nothing to type down a hashtag and help the fight to end hunger. I know I will.

Culture Film/Television

There’s A Great Cause Behind This Bob’s Burger Funko Pop

As if there wasn’t enough reason to celebrate National Cheeseburger Day. What if you enjoyed the scrumptious burger holiday knowing it’s for a great cause?

Fox Consumer Product teamed up with BoxLunch for a limited time Bob’s Burgers collaboration that drops September 18: National Cheeseburger Day. The cause-driven pop-culture gift store is teaming up with Feeding America and Funko for an exclusive Tina Belcher toy. The smart, strong, and sensual woman is arguably one of the best characters of the series. She’s like a charm bomb waiting to explode.

Tina’s Funko Pop will sell for $12.90. For each purchase, BoxLunch will donate 11 meals to Feeding America. This will all take place during the foundation’s Hunger Action Month which is intended to bring awareness to food insecurity in the United States.

Shoot, we were going to buy one anyways. Glad to see our money’s going somewhere needed.

Deals Fast Food Hit-Or-Miss

Subway’s Giving Out Free Subs For National Sandwich Day


It looks like National Sandwich Day is coming Thursday, November 3, so of course, Subway has to have some kind of deal to celebrate. While they won’t give you a sandwich straight up this year, they are going to give out a free sandwich with the purchase of a sandwich and a drink. The real payoff here is that they’ll be donating a meal to Feeding America every time someone takes advantage of that deal.

So if you’re into free food, and helping others get free food, this would be a good time to take advantage of their deal.

Who: Subway

What: Buy any sub and a drink, get one of equal, or lesser value for free

When: Thursday, Nov. 3

Where: All participating Subway locations

Why: Because it’ll be National Sandwich Day and you’ll be donating to a good cause.


For One Magical Day, 7-Eleven Will Let You Price Your Own Slurpee


Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has definitely done some crazy Slurpee deals for their customers. However, this newest one might just be the coolest. Wanting to give back to the community, 7-Eleven is celebrating what they call Name Your Own Price Day.

An inverse of the celebrated 7-Eleven Day (7/11), Name Your Own Price Day will take place on Nov. 7 (11/7). On this special day, patrons can buy a Slurpee of any size and choose what they want to pay for the drink.

You can pay 25 cents or $25 bucks for a drink. However, keep in mind that your money will go towards a great cause. The entirety of the proceeds will go to Feeding America, including local member food banks.

Name Your Own Price Day will begin at 12:01 am and end at 11:59 pm Saturday, Nov. 7.


Pepsi and 7-Eleven Use Facebook Check-Ins to Stop Hunger

Pepsi is partnering with 7-Eleven stores nationwide in a new marketing campaign to relieve domestic hunger. Consumers can help by purchasing Pepsi products at participating 7-Elevens nationwide. Pepsi will donate 5 cents from each 20-oz. Pepsi product to Feeding America’s national and local programs nationwide, which provides emergency food assistance to 37 million Americans each year.

Consumers can also double their donations by checking-in at 7-Eleven on Facebook too. Unfortunately, donations from Pepsi will cap at $250,000.

Sounds like huge marketing campaign? Well it is. Bryan Welsh, Pepsi Shopper marketing vice president says “it’s important to create unique, point-of-sales marketing programs that engage our customers and provide them with a convenient, immediate way to do good.” Buy Pepsi, do good, win win.

[via prnewswire]