How do you get a critical young generation to come together with children in Lesotho, Jordan, and Syria? By creating the first app to fight hunger.
795 million people are suffering from hunger. Among those are countless children.
In fact 1 in 7 children do not have enough food to lead a healthy life. The good news is that hunger is entirely solvable. The UN World Food Program’s goal is to end hunger in 2030.
20 times more smartphone users than hungry children in the world
Sebastian Stricker believes zero hunger can be achieved faster.
There are 20 times more smartphone users than hungry children in the world. Bearing this in mind, with the help of AJ & Smart Agency he created the Share The Meal App. This mobile app allows anyone to virtually share the meal they’re having, whether that’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The simple act of sharing a meal is how people all over the world come together.
His innovative idea started with the fact that it is very inexpensive to feed one child for a day.It costs only US$ 0.50 to feed one child for a day.
Breaking the traditional charity aid model
Traditionally charities rely on donations through monthly subscriptions. This puts off many people, especially the young generation as they are worried about hidden fees and where the money is really going to. Share The Meal breaks with the traditional charity aid model. When you open the app, the app shows where the children in need are. You then tap how many meals you like to share and the United Nations World Food Program distributes the food. Users will be able to follow the progress of their donation to see where their money is going.
We at Omdenken love how Share The Meal embraces reality and found a way to transform that reality into an opportunity. In this world there are rich people who love their smartphones and there are poor people who would love to have meals. The app brings the two groups together allowing a fair chance that zero hunger can be achieved before 2030. It’s heading in the right direction, so far already 7.3 million meals were shared.