The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Allies with foodtweeks™ to Stimulate Donations to Nation’s Hungry

Weight Management Technology Pairs with Cause to Feed Struggling Families


Stamford, CT – WEBWIRE – Thursday, July 24, 2014

“The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is excited to partner with foodtweeks™ because it gives people an easy way to support the Food Bank’s mission. By making small, healthy changes to your own diet, you can directly impact the lives of those struggling with hunger in our community. It’s really a win-win for everyone and we’re excited to be involved,”says Eileen Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

foodtweeks ™ is a free app that combines weight management with feeding the hungry in order to spur donations to a growing nationwide network of affiliated food banks. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in Tulsa, OK has joined the ranks of food banks to receive donations from foodtweeks™.

In order for the The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to obtain the donations from foodtweeks™, one of their user reports “tweeking” (cutting calories from their food), enabling the food bank to distribute an equal number of nutritious calories to hungry families. The app is both free to download and costs the user nothing to donate to the food banks. In fact, foodtweeks™ allows users to post a “tweek" on Facebook or Twitter which doubles or triples each donation.

“The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is excited to partner with foodtweeks™ because it gives people an easy way to support the Food Bank’s mission. By making small, healthy changes to your own diet, you can directly impact the lives of those struggling with hunger in our community. It’s really a win-win for everyone and we’re excited to be involved,”says Eileen Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

foodtweeks™ makes it possible for weight-conscious consumers to serve their communities by feeding the hungry. By making better decisions about how to modify food, foodtweeks™ offers a unique approach to weight management. Users simply tell the app what food they are thinking of buying, eating or preparing. The app instantly displays images of suggested “tweeks” that remove enough calories to make a positive difference but not in a way that changes the taste or leaves users hungry.

“foodtweeks™ is proud and excited to support the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma,” said Elisa Shannon, foodtweeks™ Executive Vice President of Partnership Development. “ The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is a highly committed and respected organization that provides outstanding service to food-insecure members of our community.”

foodtweeks™ maintains a crowdsourced picture database of more than 44,000 small changes that show users how to “tweek” everything from a particular brand of cheeseburger at a national restaurant chain to grocery store purchases, and homemade dishes of every kind.

foodtweeks™ is a product of Walker Health Labs, designers of surprising commercial solutions that also make a difference for big social problems.

Rapidly expanding its partner-base to food banks all across the nation, foodtweeks™ has new food banks joining each week, according to Ms. Shannon, herself a former food bank executive. Food banks that wish to affiliate with foodtweeks™ may contact Ms. Shannon by email at  elisa@foodtweeks.com .

Jay Walker, the inventor of foodtweeks™, is also the chairman of Patent Properties and curator of TEDMED, the health and medicine edition of the famous TED conference. A noted entrepreneur, Mr. Walker has founded three companies that serve more than 50 million customers. He is best known as the creator of Priceline, which brought a new level of value to the travel industry.

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