United MileagePlus Visa Members Get Bonuses for Supporting Hunger Relief

October 17, 2021

In recognition and support of World Food Day on October 16, United Airlines, Chase and Visa are collaborating to reward United Visa Cardmembers who donate to non-profit organizations that provide hunger relief to communities in need.

Between October 15 and November 30, 2021, eligible United MileagePlus Visa Cardmembers will receive five total miles for every dollar donated up to $1,000 in donations per eligible card made to the following organizations:

  • Rise Against Hunger: an international hunger relief organization focused on growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies.
  • World Central Kitchen: a non-profit that uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond.
  • Feeding America: the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of 200 food banks.
  • Customers will receive five total miles per dollar donated from the following cards: United Gateway℠ Visa Card, United℠ Explorer Visa Card, United Quest℠ Visa Card, United Club℠ Visa Card, United Club℠ Infinite Visa Card, United℠ Business Visa Card and United Club℠ Business Visa Card.

    World Food Day is celebrated annually on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It promotes worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure healthy diets for all. According to the FAO, more than 3 billion people (almost 40 percent of the world’s population) cannot afford a healthy diet.

    “We’re proud to partner with United and Visa to provide cardmembers with a rewarding way to support efforts to address the hunger crisis in the U.S. and across the world,” said Laurinda Rainey, General Manager of United Co-Brand Cards at Chase. “Access to nutritious food is a key component of a healthy life that everyone should enjoy, and World Food Day is an opportunity for us to highlight the critical work of these charities focused on this noble effort.”

    “This World Food Day, we’re encouraging our cardmembers to support three non-profits that we regularly work with to help provide relief for those who suffer from hunger across the globe,” said Suzi Cabo, United’s managing director, global community engagement. “We look forward to collaborating with Chase and Visa to offer our valued United Visa Cardmembers a unique opportunity to earn rewards and support organizations providing direct aid to those impacted the hardest by the hunger crisis.”

    "The global pandemic has impacted individuals, communities and businesses globally in devastating ways, including affecting their economic livelihoods” said Beth Hurvitz, SVP and Global Head of Social Impact at Visa. "Visa is proud to join with United and Chase to support this campaign, which will help support the global fight to end hunger."

    [Source: Chase]

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