SKOUT is a very popular social app that has changed the way the world interacts. Now they are taking things to a whole new level by doing their part in the fight to end hunger in America.
Based in San Francisco, the team at SKOUT has decided to team up with the The SF-Marin Food Bank, the largest nonprofit provider of food in the San Francisco area, to serve 20,000 individuals who are currently facing hunger.
To help raise donations, SKOUT is asking all of their users to give back through a virtual gift campaign that will be running within the app on March 14, 2016. The virtual gifts will then be turned into real life donations that are used to help feed those in need in the San Francisco area.
Throughout the day users will be encouraged to send what is known as “virtual bags” full of snacks to friends via the SKOUT app. Every virtual bag will be turned into a cash donation and given to the food bank. The goal is to receive enough virtual donations to feed 20,000 people.
According to Christian Wiklund, co-founder and CEO of SKOUT, virtual gifting is very popular within the SKOUT app. Its a feature the SKOUT team loves using to help make a difference in communities all over the world. This time however its about serving the community they live in and work in.
This isn’t the first time SKOUT has teamed up with the SF-Marin Food Bank to help feed the people of San Francisco. In 2015 they teamed up in celebration of National Grilled Cheese Day. That day they were able to serve 10,000 people in need.
SKOUT was founded in 2007 and has quickly grown into the largest platform for meeting new people in the world. The app is now being used in over 180 countries and is available in 16 different languages.
Since its inception, millions of people have used the SKOUT app to connect with new people and in some cases, create blossoming romances. Many users use the app to meet new people when they are entering a new phase of their life.
For example, when people are moving to a new city, they will use the app to meet new people and make the move a lot smoother. To learn more about SKOUT visit www.skout.com.