The free mobile giving app Givelify has partnered with Mayor Greg Ballard and several businesses and community groups to help feed the hungry this holiday season. Organizers of “Pack the Pantries” think nobody in Indianapolis should go hungry, but especially at this time of the year. Every dollar donated to Pack the Pantries is turned into three meals for needy Hoosiers. A donation of $10 can feed up to 30 people.
How serious is the hunger problem worldwide?
- Hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
- 4.8 million Americans over age 60 are food insecure.
- 805 million people in the world do not have enough to eat.
The Pack the Pantries partners in addition to Givelify and Mayor Greg Ballard include: Chase Bank, Pacer’s Sports & Entertainment, Indy Eleven Professional Soccer, FreshThyme Farmer’s Market, Cricket Wireless, MacExperience, and Fox 59. Proceeds of the campaign go to Gleaners and Midwest Food Banks.
Donating to Pack the Pantries is as easy as download, locate, then donate.
- Download the free Givelify mobile giving app from the App Store or Google Play.
- Search for “Pack the Pantries” in the app.
- Make your monetary donation in three taps.
After your donation is complete you will have the option to post on Twitter with the hashtag #IHelpedPackthePantries, which also enters you into a sweepstakes for a chance to win tablets, smartphones, gift cards, Pacers tickets or Indy Eleven tickets. Simply tap the Twitter icon, and you will be entered into the sweepstakes. Full details about the sweepstakes are available here.
After Pack the Pantries is over, you can keep using Givelify to do good all year round. Give to the charity or cause of your choice, or make your church tithe and offerings no matter where you are.
You can watch a demonstration on how to use the Givelify app during the Pack the Pantries Press Conference with the Mayor.
If you live in the Indianapolis metro area and want to help by just donating actual food, there are 19 food drop-off locations. Food donations can be made at Fresh Thyme Farmers Market and Cricket Wireless locations throughout Indianapolis.