Dave announced today that it is donating $50K to Feeding America to ensure food banks in the communities affected by recent winter storms in the southern United States have access to the food they need. Feeding America is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a nationwide network of 200 food banks.
Feeding America is working with national donors to transport food and supplies to the most heavily impacted locations, with a focus on supporting communities in Texas and surrounding areas that dealt with the most significant power outages and water shortages.
In addition to resources like Feeding America, Dave members used the app to help overcome food shortages during the widespread inclement weather. “Dave came in really handy during the storm,” said Arrielle Shorter, a Dave customer based in Dallas. “I was able to use Dave to get water, food and supplies when I was running low on money.”
Dave is a National Partner of Feeding America’s, helping to fight ongoing food insecurity in every community across the United States:
- More than one in 10 Dave customers are based in Texas, making it one of Dave’s largest communities.
- Nearly 73% of Dave customers use their cash advances to pay for essentials like gas and groceries.
- With the addition of this aid, Dave has donated $850K to Feeding America through its ongoing partnership with the organization.
“Dave provides aid to our customers during crises like this one, just as Feeding America deploys aid across the country every day,” said Jason Wilk, CEO of Dave. “We’re honored to be able to help our customers access food during such a difficult time through both the Dave app and our charitable partners.”
Dave is a banking app on a mission to create financial opportunity that advances America’s collective potential. Dave’s financial tools, including its debit card and spending account, help its more than eight million customers bank, budget, avoid overdraft fees, find work and build credit. For more information visit www.dave.com. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play.