‘ShareTheMeal’ is a scheme that got started by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the globe’s leading humanitarian organization, which fights starvation in more than 80 nations.
The application program got introduced during late 2015.
Founders of ShareTheMeal (STM) — German techies Sebastian Stricker and Bernhard Kowatsch — calculated that a contribution of just 50 cents could offer up one kid with enough nourishment for a day.
For this reason, technology turned out to be the only means to widen food help in what was WFP’s “major and most multifaceted operation” around the globe.
STM founder Sebastian stated, “Besides the immediate needs in Jordan, the app was also a way for WFP to engage a new generation of individuals in our mission and our work.”
According to the UN, there are more than 800 million undernourished citizens crosswise the world.
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What's the first step towards a better future? Investing in children! Last year, @worldfoodprogramme_official provided #schoolmeals to 16.4 million children in 62 countries. This spring, with your help, we're aiming to help boys and girls in Uganda. When you share a meal, you're making school meals healthier for children throughout the year.
“The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable,” notes Sebastian in the ‘About’ section of the app.
He said, “Smartphone users outnumber hungry children by 20 to one. If every one of us makes a small contribution and shares a meal, we can really make a difference for children in need.”
In less than a period of 3 years, over 25 million serving of foods has been divvied up by 1.1 million individuals through ShareTheMeal app. It’s an energetic start the application program proudly showcases on its main page.
Just $15 can help a family in need receive much needed nutrition.
By becoming a member of The Table, you will change the life of a family each month and will learn what that unique family has purchased with the help of the ShareTheMeal community 👉 https://t.co/rxOJb2lMwl pic.twitter.com/4zC9HQplMp
— ShareTheMeal (@ShareTheMealorg) July 13, 2018
The application program is accessible in 11 different languages and backs up donations in 28 currencies, comprising the Indian rupee.
Its idea is straightforward: it marries customary crowdfunding with the speedy access and ease of a handset. This permits the application program to attract millennials, who get accustomed to fast-paced tech usage and immediate gratification.
This #CharityTuesday, you can help children in need in #Syria and #Yemen using the UN @WFP app, @ShareTheMealorg. You can make a difference in the lives of boys and girls with just a tap on your smartphone 👉 https://t.co/5yJh9l7zHK pic.twitter.com/csmI5dD53S
— WFP UK (@WFP_UK) July 10, 2018
In the year 2017, ShareTheMeal bagged the Google Play honour for Best Social Impact application program.
Since that time, ShareTheMeal has been placed on Play Store’s Editor’s Picks segment and has witnessed more than 100,000 downloads. The users of Android devices have given it a rating of 4.8 out of 5.
At the present time, ShareTheMeal’s strategy of causes has augmented.
FACT: 815 million people in the world are hungry. This means that 1/10 of humanity has insufficient food to lead a healthy life. pic.twitter.com/5Nv75yv9jw
— ShareTheMeal (@ShareTheMealorg) June 24, 2018
Donors can fight against hunger in Northeast Nigeria, assist Rohingya refugee kids, help provide the meal to a kid in Yemen, and more.
Syria, however, carries on to be the most avidly supported cause, with 97 per cent of donors sharing the serving of foods with refugee kids.
STM stated, “The direct money [the donation from users] goes into feeding the children, and the operational costs are managed by grants to WFP and donations from the business community and philanthropists.”