Expend Team - Oct 13, 2017

Every TfL journey made with a contactless Mastercard will feed a child this October

Expend has been transforming expenses from being a source of frustration, to requiring little more than tapping in and out on TfL

Now, Expend’s service provider, Mastercard has added another reason to tap in and out on TfL this October.

Starting on Monday 16th October, which is also (World Food Day), Mastercard is donating one school meal for every pay as you go journey made on Transport for London (TfL) and National Rail Services in London using a contactless Mastercard for three weeks.  

Each completed journey will provide a school meal for a child in need, through Mastercard’s partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

Mark Barnett, president, Mastercard UK&I said: “Anyone who uses a Mastercard to pay as you go will travel around London knowing they’ve fed one of the world’s most vulnerable children. Hunger is one of the greatest global issues we face, and even in 2017, 815 million people still go to bed hungry every night. For three weeks, Londoners can do their bit to help achieve zero hunger and support some of the world’s neediest children with just a tap.”

Customers can pay as you go on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, Emirates Air Line, Thames Clippers River Bus and most National Rail services in London, and a meal will be donated for every single journey made using a contactless Mastercard.

“At Expend, Mastercard is a very important part of our solution to the age-old expenses problem. So we’re very happy to support this first campaign of its kind on London’s transport network. Many of our London based customers use our Expend Mastercard for  business travel on the TfL network, so the added bonus of supporting a great charity is sure to go down well.” Adam Clarke, Marketing and Partnership Manager at Expend.

The value of school meals

Each school meal costs just 20p, but the benefits last a lifetime. For many of the world’s most vulnerable children, it may be the only nutritious meal they get all day. Regular school meals keep children in education, lowering drop-out rates by giving parents a powerful incentive to send their children to school, rather than keeping them at home to help in the house or on the land. Wherever possible, meals are sourced from local farmers, boosting economies and building communities.

For more information on how to feed a child’s future and for the full terms and conditions, please visit: www.mastercard.co.uk/wfp

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Written by Expend Team