foodtweeks™ Donates Over 10,000 Meals to Charity Through Nationwide Partnerships with Food Banks
Free App Helps People Manage Their Weight And Provide
Hunger Relief To Hundreds Of Communities Across the Country
“We are very excited to have helped food banks give so many meals to hungry families in such a sort period of time,” she added, referring to foodtweeks™ launch in late May of this year.
foodtweeks™ , a free app that combines weight control with feeding the hungry, today announced that foodtweeks™ users have donated over 10,000 meals to date to feed hungry families across the U.S through their network of food bank partners.
To provide these donations, there is a joint effort between the user and the app. Every time a foodtweeks™ user tweeks calories out of their food, foodtweeks™ makes a donation to a local food bank that provides the same number of nutritious calories to feed hungry families. This all comes at no cost to the user in either time or money.
By engaging users to be healthier in their own decisions and support the cause of hunger relief for members of the community, foodtweeks™ is fighting for a healthier community on two fronts. Using the app allows users to become part of the cause to end hunger, and too gain more widespread involvement, foodtweeeks has devised a way to spread the word while continuing to help. Posting a tweek on Facebook or Twitter doubles or triples each donation
“foodtweeks™ makes it possible for weight-conscious consumers to serve their communities by feeding the hungry while cutting calories from their favorite foods in an easy, enjoyable way,” said Elisa Shannon, foodtweeks™ Executive Vice President of Partnership Development. “We are very excited to have helped food banks give so many meals to hungry families in such a sort period of time,” she added, referring to foodtweeks™ launch in late May of this year.
According to Ms. Shannon, foodtweeks™’ growing nationwide network now includes more than 40 of the nation’s leading food banks from Massachusetts to California.
Making the app simple and productive, foodtweeks™ offers a unique approach to weight control. 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.
To create these easy options, foodtweeks™ maintains a crowd-sourced 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.
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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- Elisa Shannon
- Executive Vice President of Partnership Development
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