Through the Eat for Good program, United donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Choice Menu items to select nonprofit organizations. Funds are distributed quarterly, often in conjunction with a United co-worker volunteer event.
Since its inception in 2009, the Eat for Good program has generated more than $600,000 in charitable contributions. Past funds have been distributed to organizations that help to ensure that children are born healthy, and to groups that promote good childhood nutrition. Contributions have also helped to provide services to military servicemen, -women and veterans; and to those affected by breast cancer and their families.
Quarterly beneficiaries will be posted throughout the year.
Recipient organizations help provide opportunities and education for at-risk and underserved youth.
Junior Achievement inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. It is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
The National Runaway Safeline helps keep America's runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. They provide education and solution-focused interventions, offer non-sectarian, non-judgmental support, and respond to at-risk youth and their families 24 hours a day.
Recipient organizations will help provide support to active duty military, veterans and their families during hospitalization and rehabilitation.
Fisher House Foundation is best known for the network of "comfort homes" built on the grounds of major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers in the U.S. and Europe. Fisher Houses are located within walking distance of the medical centers and provide temporary lodging for families of patients receiving medical care. Having family nearby is vital to the recovery process for these men and women who have selflessly fought for our freedom.
The Ride 2 Recovery is an innovative therapy program that incorporates cycling into the recovery and rehabilitation process, and builds and adapts custom bikes for our recovering warriors. The R2R is a production of the Fitness Challenge Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, benefiting our country's wounded veterans.