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.
Recipient organizations provide nutrition education and food security in underserved communities.
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 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.
Feeding America is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. 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.
Recipient organizations promote breast cancer awareness and provide greater access to screening and support services.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) connects people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. Their vision is a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. National conferences, monthly webinars, regional community meetings, the Guides to Understanding Breast Cancer and a toll-free Breast Cancer Helpline are just a few examples of the services that are provided.
Sisters Network Inc. is a leading voice and only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. The organization’s purpose is to save lives and provide a broader scope of knowledge that addresses the breast cancer survivorship crisis affecting African American women around the country.