SKOUT is the name of a cell phone platform, which has the ability to locate people either in your social circle or those who should be there. Think of FaceBook and the friend’s request function as a way of adding to your “friends”. SKOUT claims to be the largest global platform of its kind for meeting new people. The SKOUT community is everywhere. They are in 180 countries around the world and the platform is available in 16 different languages. The SKOUT mission statement is to provide a platform for the world to use to bring everyone closer together. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco. To learn more about SKOUT: http://www.skout.com/
In a press release dated March 11, 2016, the executives at SKOUT announced an alliance to support 20,000 needy people in the San Francisco area. They are working with SF-Marin Food Bank for this charity effort. The idea is for subscribers to SKOUT to give friends, family, and colleagues virtual gifts of potato chips (a previous virtual gift was cheese sandwiches). For each virtual gift SKOUT will donate money to the SF-Marin Food Bank in order to fulfill the goal of feeding 20,000 needy people in the San Francisco area.
He went on to explain that gifting through the SKOUT app is becoming more popular and easier, and is a way for the SKOUT subscribers, themselves, to give back to the communities where they live and work.
The SF-Marin Food Bank is a nonprofit provider of food for residents in San Francisco and Marin counties. In this geographical area 25 percent of the residents are at risk of hunger. SF-Marin Food Bank has formed alliances with more than 450 other charitable organizations and businesses to provide 48 million pounds of food for those in need every year. This quantity of food is sufficient to provide for 100,000 meals a day. For more information about this worthwhile charity: http://www.sfmfoodbank.org/
This charitable effort by SKOUT and the SF-Marin Food Bank is to be applauded, and SKOUT subscribers can easily make contributions to this very worthy cause, simply, by using the Skout application.