Mobile app company donates hundreds of meals to the hungry


A Kirkland based {A href="http://pirq.com/pirq/komo-promotion"}mobile restaurant deals app, Pirq, announced today they've donated nearly 1,000 meals to the hungry thanks to a partnership with United Way of King County.


Pirq said its "Deals on Meals" program began in August and since has resulted in 900 donated meals.


We're told each time a customer uses the Pirq app to find a deal at more than 150 restaurants in the Puget Sound area the company donates 10% of the revenue to United Way.


"We're thrilled to be partnered with United Way and to be giving back to the local community on an ongoing basis," said James Sun, CEO of Pirq. "Deals for Meals is a program that we've built into Pirq's business model, so as our business grows, so do our monthly donations to feed the hungry. Our goal is to reach 10,000 meal donations per month, and with the help of our users, we plan on achieving that goal."


Fisher Interactive Network, the parent of KOMOnews.com, {A href="http://pirq.com/pirq/komo-promotion"}is a Pirq partner.


Next Monday marks the beginning of {A href="http://www.uwkc.org/news-events/event-calendar/haw/"}The United Way's Hunger Action week in King County. The week is to raise awareness about hunger in our community and to help facilitate ways to reduce the number of families going hungry.


Applications for the Basic Food Program locally have steadily increased: an average of 10,000 King County residents apply for food stamps each month and nearly 82,000 are currently receiving support.


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