Feeding America San Diego Partners With foodtweeks™ To Help End Hunger
Weight management app relays donations to largest hunger-relief
organization in San Diego County
"We are delighted to work with foodtweeks to enable consumers to support our work to end hunger in our community in a healthy and effortless way,” said Jennifer Gilmore, Executive Director of Feeding America San Diego. “And foodtweeksTM aligns with our values of health and nutrition. A couple days of tweeking gives us donations to provide a full nutritious meal to a hungry family.”
foodtweeks ™, a free app that combines healthy choices with feeding the hungry, today announced that Feeding America San Diego , the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County, California has joined the ranks of foodtweeks™-affiliated hunger-relief organizations. foodtweeks™ makes it possible for health-conscious consumers to be “heroes” who serve their communities by feeding the hungry while cutting calories from their foods in a quick and easy way.
Each time a foodtweeks™ user reports “tweeking” ;(cutting calories from their food), they have the opportunity to choose an organization like Feeding America San Diego to receive donations from foodtweeks™, enabling the organization to distribute an equal number of nutritious calories to hungry families. Posting a “tweek“ on Facebook or Twitter doubles or triples each donation.
“foodtweeks™ is proud and excited to support Feeding America San Diego,” said Elisa Shannon, foodtweeks™ Executive Vice President of Partnership Development. “Feeding America San Diego is a highly committed and respected organization that provides outstanding service to food insecure members of the San Diego community.”
”We are delighted to work with foodtweeks to enable consumers to support our work to end hunger in our community in a healthy and effortless way,” said Jennifer Gilmore, Executive Director of Feeding America San Diego. “And foodtweeksTM aligns with our values of health and nutrition. A couple days of tweeking gives us donations to provide a full nutritious meal to a hungry family.”
foodtweeks™ offers a unique approach to health 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 improve its health benefits and make a positive difference.
ABOUT FEEDING AMERICA SAN DIEGO
Established in 2007, Feeding America San Diego ;(FASD) is San Diego’s largest hunger-relief organization, distributing 25 million pounds of food within the last year, and the only Feeding America affiliate in the county. FASD works closely with over 150 partner agencies, local school districts, corporate partners and a network of volunteers to serve 74,000 children, families and seniors in need each week. Devoted to feeding the hungry, advocacy, and education, FASD is committed to building a hunger-free and healthy San Diego through innovative programs and collaborative partnerships. To learn more, visit feedingamericasd.org.
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. For each calorie “tweeked" out of an item, foodtweeks™ makes a donation to a local food bank that provides the same number of nutritious calories to feed hungry families at no cost to the foodtweeks™ user. foodtweeks™ is a product of Walker Health Labs, designers of surprising commercial solutions that also make a difference for big social problems. The inventor of foodtweeks™, Jay Walker, is also the chairman of Patent Properties and curator of TEDMED, the health and medicine edition of the famous TED conference.
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- Contact Information
- Elisa Shannon
- Executive Vice President of Partnership Development
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