TOGETHER WE CAN END HUNGER!
ShareTheMeal is the charity app from the United Nations World Food Programme that allows you to feed a hungry child with a tap on your phone. Hunger kills more people than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined, but the good news is that hunger is entirely solvable! Smartphones outnumber hungry children 20 to 1. With your help, together we can be the generation that reaches a world without hunger!
+Over 3 million people are fighting hunger with ShareTheMeal
+89 million meals and counting have been shared
+Meals are delivered via the United Nations World Food Programme
With ShareTheMeal you can:
+Share your meal with hungry children wherever and whenever you want
+See exactly where your donation goes and who you are helping
+Create a team and fight hunger together with your friends
Fight hunger with ShareTheMeal because:
+Hunger is the world's greatest solvable problem
+Your payment information is safe and secure
+The World Food Programme provides the food and monitors the impact
+Recommended by The New York Times, CNN, Wired, Buzzfeed and many more
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Join ShareTheMeal today!
We update the app regularly to help ensure your shared meals are helping those most in need.
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Fast and Easy!
This app makes it super convenient to help those who are in need around the world. Just enter your details and after that, you are only ever one-click away from donating. Donate as little as $0.50, which is enough to provide one meal for a starving individual.
Just hoping the app can be more broad to include other third world countries. Especially, Yemen right now with their humanitarian crisis. Have been suffering from hunger and war for years and years, and now with Covid-19, Yemen could be wiped off the maps. Please help anywhere you can as PEOPLE need us. Those living in developed countries have it so good compared to those living in third world countries, who are not far off from dying due to war, violence, hunger, oppression, disease etc. So $0.50 is nothing. Donate now and donate often. Everyday, if not then every other day, once a week or once a month.
If the saying: “Every little counts/helps,” has ever been more true, it’s right now. It’s when you help others. $0.50 cents add up!
This United Nations app makes it easy to help fight hunger in refugee camps and developing nations. Donations start at US $0.50, and are one-off, with the option (but no pressure) to schedule monthly payments.
Every question I could think of to ask about the app and its associated program is explained clearly in the FAQs, and there are well-integrated options for building or joining fundraising teams, sharing on social media, and scheduling reminders.
I also appreciate being able to choose where (out of several different initiatives) my donation goes to help — the need is real in each situation, but different people may feel most strongly about a particular food crisis.
While I live below the poverty line in the United States, I’m well aware of the privileges I in particular hold, and of the basic necessities living in a developed nation affords me.
Even when I don’t feel I have much, knowing that a $0.50 donation will provide an entire day’s food for someone’s child means I can still help, and that ability is precious to me. Together, we can make sure people have tomorrows. —And brighter tomorrows, at that.
Too much overhead
POSITIVES: I love this app as it makes donating food to those in need a breeze. It is easy to use and makes it convenient for people to donate either one time or on an ongoing basis. I absolutely adore the feature of matching donors to actual families. I have been a donor for the past couple of years.
NEGATIVES: Only 62% of your donated dollars go toward actual meals. I did a comprehensive research on several charity rating websites, and that number is abysmal. Top rated hunger charities perform much better in terms of overhead management. Ideally, 85-95% of the money should reach those who actually need it. No wonder they increased the cost of a meal from $0.50 to $0.80. That’s a whopping 60% increase in expenses overnight!
CONCLUSION: As of now, I’m going to pause and reflect on whether my dollars can be better spent with other charities with a similar mission.
- United Nations
- 232.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- © 2020 United Nations
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.