Venmo, the popular currency exchange app, is working with food chain Aldi to help in this Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving! Season something good to do. The app now has a built-in feature that allows users to feed meals to families in need.
How does it work? The chain of charity is actually pretty simple. When you send money to friends, Venmo users now have the option of adding a turkey hand (such as elementary) emoji to their payment notes. For each turkey hand that is entered, Aldi donates ten meals to Feeding America, the domestic hunger relief organization. Simple enough, right?
"Delicious food is the key to a circle of friends, but the heart of it is people," said Venmo spokesman Josh Criscoe in a press release. "By creating the very first friendsgiving emoji and working with ALDI, Venmo is happy to help feed hungry families in America while celebrating the season with friends and family."
The custom emoji is pretty cute and goes back to turkey hand drawings in kindergarten classes. I'm looking forward to putting it into my next Venmo payment – at least I feel good when I see my money slip into the hands of friends.