How would you like to help raise money for the Capital Area Food Bank just by walking, running or bicycling?
It’s free and easy. There is a smartphone app called Charity Miles that uses the GPS capabilities of your smartphone to track your distance traveled and automatically donates to the charity of your choice: 25 cents per mile you walk or run and 10 cents for every mile you bike. The app is available for free download on any iPhone or Android device.
Feeding America, the national network of food banks, is one of the approximately 15 organizations that Charity Miles users can choose from. Feeding America pays back to local food banks depending on the Charity Miles user’s zip code, so money raised by every mile walked, run or biked in the Washington metro area will be donated to the CAFB.
At the end of your session, the app tells you how much money you have raised for your chosen charity and, Feeding America automatically computes meals provided.
The app directly donates to the charity after your activity, at no cost to you.
Feeding America is currently the app’s “top performer.” So far, over 160,000 people have been fed with the money raised by Charity Miles users!
Those of you who are smartphone users and walk, run or bike regularly, please consider downloading the app and tracking your miles with Feeding America.