Zappos Commits to Donating 5,000,000 Meals Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Zappos.com, Inc. today announced it will celebrate Black Friday through Cyber Monday by donating 10 meals per order placed on Zappos.com in partnership with Feeding America®, the leading domestic hunger-relief charity. When consumers make a purchase on Zappos.com from 12:01 a.m. PST on Black Friday through 11:59 p.m. PST on Cyber Monday, the 10 meals will be donated to Feeding America, the nationwide network of food banks. Zappos has pledged to donate up to 5,000,000 meals, a $500,000 commitment.
During a shopping season notoriously crowded with countless deals and steals, Zappos found an impactful way to enhance the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping experience of its customers by giving back. “This year, Zappos decided that rather than play into the noisy holiday retail game, we wanted to give back to local communities across the country,” said Steven Bautista, Head of Karma at Zappos.com.
“We’re delighted to partner with Zappos during this timeframe that is inherently associated both with giving back to those in need as well as the start of the holiday shopping season,” said Leah Ray, Senior Vice President of Development at Feeding America.
Because of Feeding America’s in-kind donations and subsidies, one dollar helps provide 10 meals, for families in need. Zappos’ committed donation of up to 5,000,000 meals will help support Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 local charities in the United States and Puerto Rico. “Feeding America food banks serve children and families in all 50 states, and we wanted to help their efforts in alleviating hunger this holiday season. We always offer Fast, Free Shipping, but this year we’ll donate on your behalf through Fast, Free Giving,” said Bautista.
The objective of Fast, Free Giving is to give back this holiday season and for consumers to put their dollars behind more than just incredible holiday gifts, but to helping those most in need, too. To learn more about Fast, Free Giving please visit www.Zappos.com/give-back. To learn more about Feeding America or to make a donation, please visit www.FeedingAmerica.org.
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Feeding America is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. Together, we 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 we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Individuals, charities, businesses and government all have a role in ending hunger. Donate. Volunteer. Advocate. Educate. Together we can solve hunger. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.