California credit unions are doing their part to feed hungry families with the help of a partnership between the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues and MOGL, the leading restaurant rewards platform.
Eagle Community Credit Union in Lake Forest, LA Financial Credit Union in Pasadena, Vons Employees Federal Credit Union in El Monte, and United Health Credit Union in Burlingame are among the first to participate in the pilot program. Other credit unions are slated to start participating in the coming weeks.
Members from these credit unions now have the opportunity to earn 10 percent cash back by using their credit or debit cards when they eat out at a participating MOGL restaurant.
If their transactions are more than $20, a meal will be donated to a community food bank via Feeding America. In addition, members can choose to donate some or all of their earned cash back to the local food bank. By using the MOGL phone app, members can instantly know how many meals they have provided.
“We are so excited that credit unions are embracing the MOGL program and making it part of their card based loyalty and rewards offering. They truly see the value to their members and to the local community, a win-win all the way around,” said Tony Kitt, Leagues senior vice president of strategic innovation and planning.
“Helping communities is core to our business," said MOGL Co-Founder Jeff Federman. “We think we've made it very easy for people to help out by doing something they’re already doing: eating out."
"I like being able to offer a restaurant rewards program to our members that benefits them, our community, and our credit union—and with a fun, cool app," said United Health CU CEO Linda White.
"MOGL is a brilliant way to help make our Vons Credit Union MORE Rewards Visa Card ‘Top of Wallet’ and truly add more value,” said Vons EFCU EVP/COO Donna Simpson. “When I saw Jeff Federman's presentation I just knew we had to be part of this—it's about as ‘win/win’ as it gets. This idea is what credit unions are all about. We think it's a great addition to our already generous Visa Program; and to be a part of ending hunger, how could we say anything but ‘we're in!’"
The program uses merchant-funded rewards, allowing credit unions to provide additional benefits to their members at no additional cost, and can work in conjunction with a credit union’s existing card reward program.
MOGL is the largest restaurant rewards platform in California, with close to 2,000 restaurants enrolled. MOGL members have received more than $4 million in cash back, and its Meal for a Meal program has donated more than 560,000 meals to Feeding America and its national network of food banks.
About the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues: With headquarters in Ontario, CA, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues are the trade associations representing the interests of more than 400 credit unions in California and Nevada, and their 10 million members. For more information, go to www.ccul.org.
About MOGL: Based in San Diego, CA., MOGL is the fastest-growing restaurant rewards program on the west coast, hooking its members up with cash for dining out at their favorite restaurants, while donating meals to people in need. The company seamlessly offers cash-back to consumers every time they use their own registered debit or credit card at thousands of MOGL restaurants throughout California. No coupons, punch cards, check-ins or hassles; members simply eat out and cash in! MOGL celebrates a simple philosophy: reward customers for their loyalty and they’ll reward you back. Through its Meal for a Meal program with Feeding America, MOGL supports local communities by donating a meal to someone in need when MOGL members dine out. To date, more than 560,000 meals have been donated. MOGL is the proud recipient of the Best Food APP of 2012 by Food & Beverage Magazine, as well as named one of the Best Mobile Startups of 2012 by LAPTOP Magazine. To learn more, visit MOGL.com or download the MOGL app for iPhone or Android. Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.