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 $750,000 in charitable contributions.
Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the U.S. Together they provide food to more than 46 million people through 60,000 food pantries and meal programs 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 2014, United donated $1 from each Choice Menu snackbox purchased on United-operated flights to Feeding America. We raised enough to help provide over one million meals* to those in need.
To help Feeding America, you can donate MileagePlus miles or make a cash contribution.
*One dollar helps provide ten meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. In September 2014, $1 from each Choice Menu snackbox purchased (up to $150,000) was donated to Feeding America. Meal claims are valid between October 1, 2014, and September 30, 2015.
Common Threads teaches underserved kids and families to cook for a healthier life, empowering them to make healthy choices in the kitchen and beyond, and to be change agents in their schools and communities. Founded in 2003, Common Threads provides school-based hands-on cooking programs and nutrition education that teaches cooking as an essential life skill that impacts long-term health and quality of life. In 2013, Common Threads launched a nationwide effort to get America's kids "Cooking for Life," and by the end of 2015 alone will have reached more than 29,000 students, parents and teachers.
In March 2015 and two other months during the year, we will publish healthy recipes provided by Common Threads in issues of Hemispheres, our inflight magazine.
To help Common Threads, you can make a cash donation.