Mission benefits from mobile app

Club Appetite, a new technology company, has partnered with the Upper Room Mission to launch its mobile online platform

Club Appetite, a new technology company, has partnered with the Upper Room Mission to launch its mobile online platform Saturday at the Sunshine Festival.

Food banks across Canada are partnering with Club Appetite because 100 per cent of residents’ donations will actually go to the food bank. In addition, Club Appetite creates partnerships with local businesses and donates 17 per cent of business membership fees to local food banks.

“I was driving a few weeks ago and I heard Lisa Anderson from the Upper Room Mission on the radio talking about the gaps between what they have and what they need to ensure Vernon residents won’t go hungry and it really hit home,” said Leanne Mollica, Club Appetite’s food bank facilitator.

“One city at a time, Club Appetite will close the hunger gaps across the country.”

With Club Appetite, residents can donate on their mobile device.

“Donors receive points in exchange for their donations that they can redeem for rewards at businesses across Canada,  and as well, they receive a tax receipt at the end of the tax season. That’s three new incentives for community members to donate,” said Mollica.

Club Appetite’s program comes as demand is growing at the Upper Room Mission.

“I love the concept of donors being able to collect and redeem points just by simply donating to the mission,” said Anderson, URM director of resource development.

“It’s truly a win-win for everyone. We are looking forward to a long lasting relationship with Club Appetite.”

For more information, go to give.clubappetite.com or www.clubappetite.com