SKOUT, a San Francisco based app that helps people connect using nothing more than their mobile device, is on a mission to help end hunger in the San Francisco area. On March 14, 2016 the nation celebrated National Potato Chip day.
And while many were focused on eating as many chips as they could, SKOUT was focused on helping to feed 20,000 people in the San Francisco area.
To make this happen SKOUT partnered with the SF-Marin Food Bank to serve 20,000 people who are at risk of hunger. Though a very lofty goal, the team at SKOUT knew it was possible if they asked their millions of users to get involved. So that’s exactly what they did.
On March 14, 2016 SKOUT ran a special one day virtual gifting campaign that took place within the app. For 24 hours SKOUT users were encouraged to donate virtual snack bags to their friends using the app. For every virtual snack bag that was donated, SKOUT turned those donations into real cash that would be donated to the food bank.
The interesting thing is virtual gifting is nothing new. The SKOUT team has been using it for quite some time to help make a difference in local communities all over the world. This time however they are using it to make a difference in their own backyard.
The reality is more and more people are dealing with hunger due to the rapidly shrinking margin between the amount of money they bring in each month vs the expenses that must be paid.
That’s why Paul Ash, the Executive Director of the SF-Marin Food Bank, is so exciting to be teaming up with SKOUT once again. SKOUT is a global platform that is using creativity and technology to change the world. If more apps step up and do what SKOUT is doing, there is no reason we can’t end hunger for good.
SKOUT is an amazing global app that connects people all over the world, from all walks of life.
They have a zero tolerance for bad behavior and they put a huge focus on making sure everyone has a positive experience while using the app.
To learn more about the SKOUT app visit their website at www.skout.com.