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Give freely to everyone with Feed it Forward 2011

"We are proud to be able to join forces with more than 10,000 restaurants to help this nation experience the joy of giving to others," said CEO Carey Chessick
"We are proud to be able to join forces with more than 10,000 restaurants to help this nation experience the joy of giving to others," said CEO Carey Chessick’s Feed it Forward program returns for another holiday season. The program, which runs through Christmas day, is free and open to anyone. Simply create an online account and send up to 40 free $10 discount gift certificates per day to friends, family, or anyone else you choose.

"Feed it Forward was launched in response to the tough economic times with the understanding that there is a hidden emotional gem in giving to others. This is about celebrating the gift of giving," said Carey Chessick, CEO of

We have all heard the expression “it is better to give than receive” and according to a recent Spirit of Giving survey, nine out of ten people agree. Yet that same survey reveals that respondents are cutting back on spending year-round, working more hours, and removing teachers, co-workers, and neighbors from their shopping list just to meet their holiday shopping budget.

In the midst of this gift-giving dilemma comes Feed it Forward. Since 2008, the program has gifted over $42 million in certificates. In addition to giving to those you know, you may also give to a complete stranger. After sending your gift certificates for the day, if any remain from your 40 you may donate them to the community. Feed it Forward makes it possible for everyone to give and everyone to receive.

When someone receives a gift certificate – via Facebook or email – he or she will be able to redeem it for a voucher on to use at the restaurant of his or her choosing. Participating restaurants can be found across the United States. A few of those located in Fort Worth include:

Byblos Mediterrean Lebanese Restaurant & Hookah Lounge
1406 N. Main Street

Halftime Grill
8900 South Freeway

Maharaja Indian Restaurant & Bar
6308 Hulen Bend Boulevard

Mamma Mia
3124 East Belknap St

Tastebuds Eatery
7674 McCart Avenue

Yucatan Taco Stand and Tequila Bar
909 W. Magnolia

With these being just a few of the local choices and many more in the surrounding metroplex, recipients are sure to find something to their taste, whether it is an old favorite or a new one.

It is important to note that many of the gift certificates have specific restrictions, determined by each individual restaurant. They may include the following:

  • Minimum purchase requirements, often greater than the value of the certificate
  • Valid at one specific location, even if the business has more than one
  • Time restrictions, such as only during dinner hours
  • Date restrictions, such as not valid on Thursdays*
  • Dine-in only

Per state of Texas law, certificates cannot be used towards alcohol purchases.

*Certificates do not expire.


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