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Share The Meal. The app to donate 40 cents to feed Syrian children
Lanciata dal World Food Programe, Share The Meal permette con un semplice tocco, di donare un pasto direttamente dal proprio smartphone.
An app to donate even only 40 cents to buy a meal to Syrian refugee children: Share The Meal is now available in Italy and all over the world, after a test launch in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
The app, developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), allows anyone that owns a smartphone to feed children in need, with just a tap. The trial period allowed 120,000 users to provide over 1.7 million meals to schoolchildren in Lesotho, Southern Africa. The WFP is now launching an initiative dedicated to Syrian refugee children in Jordan.
“The simple act of sharing a meal is how people all over the world come together,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “This digital version of sharing a meal is a tangible way that Generation Zero Hunger can act to end hunger.”
The app is available both for iOS and Android, for free. Once you download and install it, you can sign up by connecting your Facebook profile and chose the amount to donate. The minimum sum is 40 cents for a day, 2.80 euros for a week, and up to 146 euros for the entire year. Once the options are set, the payment can be carried out by PayPal or credit card. Then you can share on social networks your donations.
“The potential of ShareTheMeal is enormous: worldwide there are 20 times as many smartphone users as there are hungry children,” writes the WFP. It is a simple act, helping people in need. “With the global launch, smartphone users in many countries across the world can support hungry children,” said Sebastian Stricker, who founded ShareTheMeal.
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