Through the Eat for Good program, United proudly partners with Feeding America® and Common Threads to help fight hunger and ensure that children have the confidence to make healthy choices about what they eat. Since its inception in 2009, the Eat for Good program has generated more than $600,000 in charitable contributions.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the U.S. Together they provide food to more than 37 million people through 61,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in communities across America. Feeding America also supports programs that improve food security among the people they serve, educates the public about the problem of hunger and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry.
In September 2014, $1 from each Choice Menu snackbox purchased on United-operated flights will be donated to Feeding America. We hope to raise enough proceeds to provide one million meals this year.*
To help Feeding America, you can donate Mileage Plus miles or make a cash contribution.
*One dollar helps provide nine meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. In September 2014, $1 from each Choice Menu snackbox purchased on United-operated flights will be donated to Feeding America. Between September 1, 2014, and September 30, 2014, United guarantees a minimum donation of $100,000 and a maximum donation of $150,000 through the purchases of snackboxes. Meal claims are valid between March 29, 2014, and September 30, 2014.
Common Threads is committed to educating children, families and communities about healthy food choices through the power of cooking. They believe that food defines quality of life and they are committed to developing the eminence of nutrition. Founded in 2003, Common Threads has been teaching school-based nutrition and health education programs across the country for 10 years. In 2013, Common Threads launched a nationwide effort to get one million kids cooking in the next five years.
United employees participated in our “Home for the Holidays” recipe contest to support Common Threads cooking and nutrition education programs. The winner’s recipe will be published in the November 2014 issue of Hemispheres, our inflight magazine.
To help Common Threads, you can make a cash donation.