United serves meals and snacks to millions of customers a year on flights going around the world. This month, the airline also focuses on feeding folks on the ground. During Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month, we invite customers to join in providing thousands of meals to those in need.
Author A. Averyl Re Photography Courtesy of Feeding America
During the month of September, one dollar from the sale of every Savory, Tapas or Classic snackbox onboard goes to the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization, Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks that serves more than 37 million people in need each year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that nearly 49 million people in the U.S., including 16 million children, don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Every dollar donated helps Feeding America provide nine meals to those in need. United plans to donate up to $150,000 this month—enough for more than one million meals.
In addition, United has employee volunteer days all this month at food banks in hub cities. And the company’s commitment to hunger relief doesn’t stop with Hunger Action Month. Throughout the year, with our Eat for Good program, we help support Feeding America and Common Threads, a community-based program that educates children on nutrition.
To find out more about snackboxes and other foods available onboard, check out our menus, starting on page 153. To find out more about Eat for Good, please visit united.com/eatforgood.