Campus Special joins in the fight against hunger by offering a “round-up to the nearest dollar” initiative on food delivery.
Atlanta, GA November 13, 2013 – Campus Special is excited to introduce its new partnership with WhyHunger, a leading charitable organization dedicated to ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world and recognized for excellence in fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. Beginning this week, when an order for take-out or delivery is placed at CampusSpecial.com or on the Campus Special app, there will be an opportunity to round-up to the nearest dollar at checkout. One hundred percent of all donations will go to WhyHunger, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to connecting families in need with nutritious meals and supporting grassroots organizations working to end hunger and poverty.“Working with WhyHunger is a great fit for Campus Special,” said CEO Chau Nguyen.
“College students live on tight budgets and they appreciate the value of every dollar, quarter, dime, and nickel. They also want to make a difference in their communities. Contributing their change by rounding up to the next dollar on each food order changes the lives of families who struggle on a regular basis to provide enough food for their children and for themselves. It’s a true pay-it-forward opportunity.”
Campus Special Director of Online Sales & Business Development, Stephanie Scott, says college students understand the significance of the campaign message “We feed you. You feed the hungry.” She says it is a particularly powerful one as the holidays approach. “This opportunity to make small donations as individuals that add up to effecting significant change as a group epitomizes the spirit of giving during the holidays,” said Scott.
“Partnering with Campus Special provides an easy way for college students eager to make a difference in their own communities and beyond to join us in the movement to ensure everyone has access to nutritious food,” said Bill Ayres, WhyHunger co-founder and executive director. “By investing in grassroots organizations and local solutions to hunger and poverty, WhyHunger is able to amplify these round-up donations to have a sustainable impact in communities across the country and around the world.”
With one out of ten families in the U.S. going without enough to eat on a regular basis and 923 million people around the globe struggling to feed themselves and their families, hunger is a urgent need in our world. WhyHunger is leading a movement to end hunger by connecting families in need to nutritious food and combating the root causes of hunger by working in communities across the country to change systems, build local power and invest in long-term solutions.
Nguyen explained that careful consideration was given to choosing the right charitable organization. “Campus Special is dedicated to helping college kids do more for less. We wanted to extend that philosophy in a meaningful way across all the communities we serve. And we wanted to involve those same students in the process, allowing them to participate in improving the lives of those around them. We are truly honored to work with an organization like WhyHunger that has been recognized for the honesty and effectiveness of its work to combat hunger and poverty in our world,” said Nguyen.
About Campus Special
Campus Special serves more than 500 campuses across the U.S. and helps college students live big on a small budget by offering budget-making deals at restaurants, stores, and service establishments near campus. The company provides coupons, deals and on-line food ordering through the Campus Special Coupon Book, the Campus Special app, and online at the website.
Inc. Magazine has named Campus Special one of the fasting growing new companies for four years running. Campus Special is also one of the country’s largest providers of student internships.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to the hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. Visit whyhunger.org to learn more.