Are you an avid runner, walker, or biker? If so , you can enjoy more than just the benefits of being healthy and active. You can help the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana feed hundreds if not thousands of people right here in Shreveport-Bossier City by using the free Charity Miles app on your iPhone or Android.

Charity Miles is a free app that you can track your progress of how many miles you bike, run, or walk AND the more miles you travel using the app, the more people you will help feed. The app helps fund Feeding America Food Banks across the country, and this includes the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana. Bikers earn $0.10 per mile and runners and walkers earn $0.25 per mile up to the $1,000,000.00 sponsorship pool.

This app is perfect for those of us who really would love to participate in 5k's, but really can't find the time. If you are already running, walking or biking or planning to start this is a great way to help out in our community.


“By working together, we can all become sponsored athletes,” says Charity Miles founder, Gene Gurkoff.  “Just like the pros, but for charity.  And there are a lot more of us than there are pro athletes.  So, just imagine how we can change the world.”

You can download the free app at or on iTunes or Google Play.