What’s the news
This Giving Tuesday, December 3, T-Mobile is rallying customers, employees and fans to help donate up to 5 million meals* to people in need through a partnership with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. And because T-Mobile employees love to give back to the communities they serve every day, the Un-Carrier is planning 100 employee volunteer events with Feeding America member food banks across the country through the end of the year!
Why it matters
More than 37 million Americans face hunger at home. By donating financial resources and employee volunteer hours — and by activating fans and followers to do their #GivingOnUs — the Un-carrier is stepping up to make a BIG impact at a time when people need it most.
Who it’s for
Anyone who wants to help T-Mobile feed hungry families this holiday season, and anyone interested in how companies are spreading the love this holiday season.
This Giving Tuesday, December 3, and throughout the holiday season, T-Mobile is serving up multiple ways for customers, employees and fans to give up to 5 million meals to communities in need. It’s a big goal, and to get there the Un-carrier is continuing its longstanding partnership with Feeding America, the country’s largest hunger-relief organization, as well as activating its T-Mobile Tuesdays app, social media channels and Team Magenta members across the country so everyone has the opportunity to do their #GivingOnUs.
“This year on Giving Tuesday, T-Mobile is ringing in the holiday season and giving back in a BIG way by encouraging our employees, customers and fans to do their #GivingOnUs! We’re going to donate up to 5 million meals to people in need — helping people focus on connecting with their families without having to worry about getting food on their table,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile.
T-Mobile is offering two main ways for everyone to do their #GivingOnUs on December 3.
- T-Mobile Customers: Save a Deal, Give a Meal. Customers can give up to five meals by saving any of the deals in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app on December 3. For every deal saved, T-Mobile will donate a meal to Feeding America.
- Everyone: Every time anyone tweets with #GivingOnUs, T-Mobile will contribute 10 meals to Feeding America.
In total, via the T-Mobile Tuesdays app and Twitter, T-Mobile will donate up to 5 million meals to Feeding America!
T-Mobile employees are also rolling up their sleeves and carrying the spirit of generosity into the entire holiday season with a goal to host 100 volunteer events with Feeding America member food banks across the country, providing hands-on support to the families facing hunger right in their own backyard.
And that’s not all! The T-Mobile Foundation will deposit $25 into every employee’s Giving Account, which they can donate to the charity of their choice. With more than 52,000 Team Magenta members across the U.S., that adds up to a potential $1.3 million of charitable giving! By offering multiple ways to engage, T-Mobile and the T-Mobile Foundation are embracing the passion and enthusiasm of T-Mobile employees who are committed to giving back on a national scale AND connecting personally with the communities they serve every day.
“Everyone has a role to play in ending hunger, whether that’s making a donation, volunteering at a local food bank or using your voice on social media to spread the word,” said Jenn Kovacs, Interim Chief Development Officer at Feeding America. “We can’t end hunger alone. Individuals, businesses, charities and government entities must all join the fight. We’re tremendously grateful for T-Mobile’s commitment in helping to fight hunger and bringing national attention to this critical issue.”
T-Mobile is committed to changing America’s communities for good, which is why the Un-carrier is continuing its partnership with Feeding America to provide families in need with food for the holidays. Feeding America operates a network of 200 member food banks, which provide food and groceries to 60,000 food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency feeding sites around the U.S. Add the potential 5 million meals for Giving Tuesday to the 10 million meals donated through the Slow Cooker Sunday Cookbook campaign earlier this year and T-Mobile’s 2019 contribution to Feeding America could total up to 15 million meals!
The commitment to giving back is in the Un-carrier’s DNA. So far in 2019, T-Mobile employees have offered more than 53,000 volunteer hours to organizations that support youth, veterans, the environment, disaster recovery, ending hunger in America and more — a 55% increase over this time last year.
For more information check out T-Mobile.com/Responsibility.
*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks. For more information visit feedingamerica.org. T-Mobile will donate a minimum of 250,000 meals.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 84.2 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit https://www.t-mobile.com.
About the T-Mobile Foundation
The T-Mobile Foundation is committed to changing the world for good. The Foundation advances positive change in our communities by supporting causes that focus on youth development and by providing opportunities for T-Mobile employees to engage in causes that benefit the communities where they live and work. The T-Mobile Foundation, created and funded by T-Mobile US, Inc., is recognized by the IRS as a Section 501(c)(3) private foundation.