This App Collects Smartphone Donations to Help Feed Starving Children

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 23, 2015
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The United Nations World Food Program released a brand new app that helps users feed starving children around the world. Although many people wish to donate to charitable initiatives, they often have difficulty understanding how their money is making a difference. This app helps users conceptualize global hunger through the concept of mealtime donations.

The 'ShareTheMeal' app is designed to be used by donors during breakfast, lunch or dinner. To use the app, users simply have to open the program and choose how much they wish to donate. Each time a user sits down to eat a meal, the app will send a reminder encouraging them to pay it forward. By tying donations to a specific meal time, users are more likely to think about those who are unable to eat.

The app is currently available for download and all donations from the latest release will help feed starving children stranded in a refugee camp in northern Jordan.