KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Virgin Mobile® USA, part of the Virgin Group of companies with a shared purpose of changing business for good, announced today that its members produced a donation of 1 million meals* to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, through recent holiday promotions.
“Virgin Mobile is honored to support Feeding America in its mission to help end hunger in the United States,” said Doug Smith, chief operating officer and general manager of Virgin Mobile USA. “As a Virgin company, we’re part of a long history of giving back, so we’re committed to continuing that tradition and finding new ways to make a difference.”
Normally, Feeding America — the nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that provides food and groceries to more than 46 million people — receives the support of 10 meals from Virgin Mobile for every person who signs up for the Inner Circle plan.
However, as part of #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, Virgin Mobile first increased its donation twentyfold to 200 meals per new member to match its $200 Visa® Prepaid Card offer from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. The company followed its Black Friday offer with a free $75 Amazon.com® Gift Card to anyone who signed up from Friday, Dec. 1 to Thursday, Dec. 7 and donated 75 meals per new member. In total from these two promotions, Virgin Mobile members produced a donation of 1 million meals to Feeding America that will be distributed through its network of food banks across the country.
“We are grateful for our friends at Virgin Mobile and the employees who will help provide food to people in need through the Inner Circle plan,” said Nancy Curby, senior vice president of corporate partnerships and operations at Feeding America. “Virgin Mobile’s support will help Feeding America provide more meals to people in need. We thank Virgin Mobile for its commitment and look forward to continuing our work together.”
Anyone can keep Virgin Mobile’s donations coming into Feeding America throughout the remainder of the holiday season by joining the Inner Circle and the company will donate 10 meals to Feeding America. Join between Friday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 21 and new members will receive a $150 Visa® Prepaid Card, six months of unlimited wireless service for $1 per month ($6 total) and free shipping of phones.
If you’re not a member, you can still support Feeding America during the holiday season. Simply use your phone to help end hunger in the United States by sharing a photo of your meal on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #DonateMyPlate and Virgin Mobile will donate one meal to Feeding America for every photo posted.
About Virgin Mobile USA
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*Feeding America: $1 helps provide 11 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. Virgin Mobile has committed to contribute a minimum of 1,650,000 meals (monetary equivalent of $150,000), with a maximum of 2,750,000 meals (monetary equivalent of $250,000) to Feeding America and member food banks from 06/20/17-03/31/18.