Waze, Foursquare and Feeding America help to put the issue of hunger onthe map this Thanksgiving


Did you know that approximately 49 million people, including 17 million children, face food insecurity on a daily basis in America? The holiday season is no exception, either. Because of these surprising numbers, we're very excited to announce our collaboration with foursquare and Feeding America (the nation's leading hunger-relief charity), to help decrease the number of Americans going hungry this Thanksgiving.

By collaborating with Feeding America and foursquare – not to mention our amazing users! - we aim to help raise awareness to the issue of hunger and make donating to your local food bank easier than ever before...

Starting November 17, waze will prominently display local food bank's pins on the map, along with a one-click ‘Navigate’ button providing you with direct voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation to each location. And when you get there, make sure to 'check in' via our integration with foursquare to draw even further awareness to the issue, as you alert your wider network to your location - and that's not all, for each 'check in',, waze will donate $1 to Feeding America (up to $2,000)!

Users who are not currently connected to their foursquare account via waze can easily connect the two by visiting the settings page in waze.

We have great faith in the goodwill of our users and we hope that you guys take advantage of our platform to get out there and donate this holiday season. You'll be making a big difference in your community, and at the end of the day, that's what matters most. Wishing you and yours a happy and festive Thanksgiving!

5 comments:

  1. A brilliant idea! Would be nice to see a similar scheme in the UK, but anywhere is a start :).

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  2. Brilliant! Who do I reach out to put "AsociaciĆ³n Mexicana de Bancos de Alimentos" map http://www.amba.org.mx/directorio_bancos.html on waze Mexican map?

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  3. I agree. I'd love to have the same/similar here in Czech :)

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  4. Actually, It would be AWESOME if you id the same thing in Colombia, we are facing right now a crysis because of the bad weather, millions of people are without a house and we are starting to count deaths...

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