In 2015 SKOUT teamed up with the SF-Marin Food Bank to feed 10,000 individuals who were facing hunger. Now, in 2016, they have decided to once again team up with the SF-Marin Food Bank to feed those in need. This time however they are upping the ante. Instead of feeding 10,000 individuals, their goal this time around is to feed 20,000.
If you have never heard of SKOUT, it is one of the most popular apps being used by millions of people to make new connections all over the world. To help celebrate National Potato Chip Day, which took place on March 14, 2016, SKOUT asked all of its users to give back through a virtual gifting campaign.
This special one day event encouraged users to send virtual gift bags to all of their friends via the SKOUT app. The bags would be filled with virtual snacks such as chips.
For every bag of virtual snacks that was sent to a friend, SKOUT would turn them into real cash donations that go straight to the food bank. This went on for the entire day until the goal of feeding 20,000 people was reached.
Virtual gifting is actually a very popular feature within the SKOUT app. This according to Christian Wiklund, co-founder and current CEO of SKOUT. The SKOUT team has used this feature on many different occasions to make a difference in local communities all over the world.
This time SKOUT wanted to keep things close to home and help the community in which they live and work.
Paul Ash, the Executive Director at SF-Marin Food Bank was quoted as saying, “People are facing a rapidly shrinking margin between their income and expenses.” This is a huge contributing factor to the rising number of people dealing with hunger.
That’s why the SF-Marin Food Bank was very excited to team up with SKOUT and use technology and creativity to stomp out hunger.
SKOUT is an app that makes meeting new people a little easier. All you need is your mobile device and you will be able to discover new friends in every corner of the world. The SKOUT community consists of millions of users from over 100 different countries.
The thing that makes the SKOUT community so amazing is their zero tolerance for bad behavior. If you act up, you will be banned from using the app. They also take safety very seriously by offering two separate communities for teens and adults.
To learn more about this amazing app visit www.skout.com.