App has new feature that allows you to easily help local food banks

Posted at 4:14 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 16:33:35-04

If you’re trying to figure out how you can help during the coronavirus crisis, one organization is making it easy.

The non-profit 'Spare' has launched a new feature to help food banks.

Previously, their app allowed you to round up your bill when you dine out and then donate the money.

With restaurants forced to close, the app now allows you to round up your grocery bill or take-out order.

Spare's Founder and CEO Andra Tomsa says the money you round up is then automatically donated to the food bank in your area, and they need help now more than ever.

"Apart from the health crisis, there’s a real economic crisis, you know, and it’s really a gamble. If you were in the right industry, you’re not so affected, but if you were in the wrong industry, you’ve lost your income for the foreseeable future, and that’s very scary for people and it’s moving people directly off grocery store lines and onto food bank lines and was a system that was already overwhelmed before this happened," said Tomsa.

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