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ShareTheMeal: WFP app marks new milestone

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The principle is simple: give what you can – whether it’s one meal or one year of meals – and know that it makes a difference.

A meal supplied by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) costs around €0.70 cents – less than the price of a cup of coffee. The app allows users to seamlessly donate life-saving food to children and families around the world. By choosing a goal (from Yemen to Sri Lanka and more) and giving as little as €0.70, users help fund school feeding initiatives, nutrition support, resilience building, sustainable livelihoods and emergency assistance.


Award-winning donations app reaches 150 million milestone

Since its launch in 2015, ShareTheMeal has come such a long way. ShareTheMeal’s first ever goal was in Lesotho, in 2015. The goal set out to feed pre-primary school children during their education.

The pilot attracted 52,000 users across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, who raised over 1 million meals.

In 2020, ShareTheMeal won the “App for Good” category” in Google’s “Best apps of 2020” awards. It also made Apple’s “Best of 2020” in the category “Trend of the Year: Making a Difference”.

Fast-forward to July 2022, the official donation app of WFP has reached 150 million meals served – welcome news as WFP responds to the record hunger of 2022.

ShareTheMeal joins a growing list of UN Mobile Applications 

Daily news, data and statistics, maps, information on quitting tobacco, UV and weather notifications, games, Yoga and wellbeing tips, and environmental and sustainability tools, all are provided by Mobile Apps produced by or in partnership with the United Nations, its Agencies, Funds, and Programmes. The organization maintains dozens of mobile apps to help the public and staff stay informed and engaged with the organization’s priorities, a list of which we maintain in the UN Mobile App section of our website.

 

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