The world’s first app against global hunger
There are 821 million undernourished people in the world today. That means one in nine people do not get enough food to lead an active and healthy life. In fact, hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. ShareTheMeal seeks to change this.
ShareTheMeal is a smartphone app designed to encourage people to share their meal with a hungry child – virtually, through a donation of US $ 0.50. The app was developed in 2013 by Sebastian Stricker in Berlin. To ensure maximum outreach, Sebastian handed over the young venture to the UN World Food Programme – an unusual step in the start-up world. With success: More than one million people now use ShareTheMeal and sponsor a meal every three seconds.
How can you change the world with just US $ 0.50 shows this video:
How ShareTheMeal contributes to the 17 Global Goals
Emergency relief against hunger as primary goal
Good health and well-being
Prevention of malnutrition and its negative health implications for children
Partnerships for the goals
Activation of new target groups for the Global Goals
Peace, justice, and strong institutions
Avoiding conflicts, strengthening UN institutions (World Food Programme)
Responsible consumption and production
Mindful use of food, in the North as well as in the global South
Raising awareness of inequalities in the world
Combating poverty, even though not its causes
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