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What if hunger ended with you?

Never before have the residents of one city acted together to end hunger in their community.

How can it be done? The solution is both simple and fun!

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How Spare Works

1. Round Up

Round up your dine-out bill to the nearest dollar to support Food Bank For New York City & City Harvest. Each donation is always $0.99 or less

2. Feed New Yorkers

Your spare change helps feed hungry New Yorkers. Did you know $0.99 can help provide 4 meals?

3. Share via Twitter or Facebook

"Laura helped feed 2 New Yorkers with their donation of $0.53 #parlorsteakhouse"

4. Track Your Impact

Track how many New Yorkers both you and your fellow Spare users have helped feed and watch the NYC Meal Gap, currently 235 million missing meals, close in real time.

5. Receive Rewards

When’s the last time you got rewarded for being a good person?

Rewards

1 partner restaurant in 1 month

3

Round Ups Complimentary cocktail

5

Round Ups Complimentary appetizer or dessert

10

Round Ups Complimentary $15 off your next bill

Closing the Meal Gap

$0.99

Just $0.99 helps feed 4 hungry New Yorkers

New York City is home to 8.175 million New Yorkers

&

The meal gap currently stands at 235 million missing meals

If 10% of New Yorkers

Each round up for a total of

$71.20 each over a year

We will close the Meal Gap in 1 year

Track Your Impact

Track how many New Yorkers you've helped to feed.

Watch the Meal Gap closing in real time.

Find Spare's Partner Restaurants

You can round up anywhere, but round-ups at our partner restaurants will earn you rewards!

Round-Up

Round-up your dine-out bill to the nearest dollar or quick click a $0.99 cent donation

Receive Rewards

Check the status of your rewards at partner restaurants

See what rewards you have earned and what rewards you have coming up each month

Spare's Partner Restaurants

2,718 New Yorkers fed

Become a Partner Restaurant!
Find out how by clicking Learn More

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Meet our Team

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Andra Tomsa Founder

Andra is an entrepreneur, young mom, and hardcore philanthropist. Andra founded SPARE when her son turned two months old and built a large part of the business with a baby on her hip. When she's not prowling the city on a mission to fight hunger, she can be found reading in fuzzy toe socks, ripping down the mountain in her skis, cuddling babies, and dancing around aimlessly. Andra lives in the South Bronx with her dog, cat, baby boy, and fiancee. 

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Rameet Chawla Co-Founder

Rameet Chawla is widely recognized as an authority on mobile technology and a player in the global technology scene. He’s the founder of Fueled, an award-winning technology product consultancy, the Fueled Collective, a socially-driven event space and incubator home to 35 of New York’s fastest growing startups, and Spare Change, a nonprofit that incentivizes consumers to round up their purchases for the benefit of local food banks. Often acknowledged as a thought leader, Rameet is a regular contributor for Forbes, Inc., UX Magazine, VentureBeat, and more. A frequent conference speaker, in 2014 alone Rameet has led talks at Google, the London Business School, the Island Innovators, Tech Open Air Berlin, Techweek, Northside Innovation and more.

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Ellie Libby VP of Business Development

Ellie Libby was told at a young age she "was very good at connecting dots". Turned out to be a life long skill. Aside from being passionate about life, friends and people in need, Ellie is an avid tennis player, loves days at the beach, spins almost everyday she can, and religiously reads the NY Post without shame. 

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Edward Sia CFO

Eddie grew up in New York City in the 80s. He was nicknamed "CRAZYEddie" after the wild electronics salesman whose prices were insane. He has spent his adult life trying to live up to that standard. He is an asian prince, master of hardcore karaoke, loves chicken wings and complaining about germs.

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Dan Simon VP of Strategic Partnerships

Dan is an entrepreneur, consultant and PR junkie. Hailing from the UK, Dan founded the US operations for Cognito, a global communications firm for the financial sector, in 2005. Despite living in the States for a decade he keeps the accent because it makes him sound smarter. Dan writes for Forbes on entrepreneurship and interviews famous people to steal their secrets. In his copious spare time, Dan is the editor-in-chief Finsider and often serves as a judge for various industry awards, including the PR Platinum Awards and the Financial Communications Society Portfolio Awards and a guest lecturer at Mercy College & Media Bistro.

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Marcus Mills Brand Manager

Immersed in the works of network entertainment with start-up agency experience, Marcus Mills is a brand-oriented programming strategist with budding industry knowledge supporting the worlds of programming operations, marketing and content management. Day to day, Marcus conquers the world via laptop, where he coordinates and manages several operations. An avid 90's pop karaoke singer, Netflix-binge watcher, and an Olivia Pope enthusiast, Mills currently resides in New York City with his cat Tomás, who is obsessed with Teen Mom 2. He believes in using his background, skills and resources to contribute to society; promote awareness and help others.

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