New app Share The Meal is providing an easy way for smartphone users to reduce hunger in developing countries.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger, has created an app in a technological effort to feed the 815 million people in the world who are undernourished.
With snaps of delicious meals popping up frequently on to every foodie’s Instagram feed, WFP created Share The Meal app so every time you post a picture of your insta-worthy bowl, you can create global change at the same time. The app is free to download onto smartphones and with each tap, WFP provides nutrition to children in need and keeps users in the loop by showing them where the food is going.
Each tap on the Share The Meal app donates approximately US$0.50 to WFP, which is the amount required to feed a child for a day in developing countries. App users are encouraged to heighten awareness by sharing a picture of their own meal on social media alongside the hashtag #sharethemeal.
Google Play recently awarded the 2017 Social Impact Award to Share The Meal, with almost 850,000 people downloading it and over 15 million meals shared. This translates to thousands of hungry children being fed from countries including Yemen, South Sudan, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Malawi and Cameroon.
If helping fight famine is a way you’d like to support the Power of &, Share The Meal is one of the easiest and cost effective ways we’ve come across.
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