Last year, in honor of Giving Tuesday, OpenTable users were given the opportunity to donate their dining points to No Kid Hungry, a national campaign that is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. The results were astounding—nearly 50 million points were donated, helping to provide more than 2.7 million meals to children in need.
This year, we’re once again giving diners the option to do a little good during the season of giving. From December 3 – December 16, 2019, diners will be able to donate their Dining Points to No Kid Hungry. We were so inspired by last year’s success that we can’t wait to see the impact our diners will make this time.
“One in seven children in the U.S. lives with hunger,” said Debbie Shore, Co-founder of Share Our Strength, the organization behind the No Kid Hungry campaign. “Hunger can have devastating consequences for their health and wellbeing.“We’re grateful to be partnering with OpenTable this holiday season to help feed kids in need. By the simple act of donating their loyalty points, diners can make a huge impact in the lives of children all across the country. Just 100 points can provide five meals to kids in need. Now that’s something to celebrate!”
To donate points, diners can visit their profile page and select “Donate Your Points.” From there, they’ll have the opportunity to donate a portion or all of their points in support of No Kid Hungry. In order to further the impact, OpenTable will match donations up to 250,000 meals.
“This holiday season, we are encouraging our diners to give back to those who do not know when they’ll receive their next meal,” said Andrea Johnston, Chief Operating Officer at OpenTable.
“Following the huge success of our partnership with No Kid Hungry last year, we, along with our restaurant partners, hope to inspire people to join this movement so that together, we can make a real impact toward ending hunger this holiday season.”
For more information on No Kid Hungry, please visit nokidhungry.org.