ShareTheMeal App: Feeding One Child A Day For Just $0.80
The Natural Disaster Expo Miami is committed to supporting all humanitarian efforts in rescuing and helping lives and communities impacted by natural disasters. Humanitarian efforts are crucial in following the devastating effects of storms, hurricanes and other treacherous weather events, and a growing number of people are impacted when natural disasters occur across the globe.
With families and communities' livelihoods being threatened across the globe, initiatives like the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are vital in rescue and recovery efforts.
As the global population faces an ever increasing population and a record number of emergencies, the rate of hunger has grown dramatically. Now more than ever, people in impoverished areas of the world are in need of lifesaving food assistance. Within the next 5 years, WFP aims to achieve an ambitious goal — to share 800 million meals.
To meet its goal, the WFP continually requires additional funding and resources and has launched its initiative ShareTheMeal, the world’s first app against hunger in 2015. ShareTheMeal is aimed to expand the giving community by allowing users to contribute donations and support various WFP operations. Here's how a donation will help:
The largest share of donations — 62% — will be used to directly help the World Food Programme feed people in need. ShareTheMeal (STM) will invest 28% into fundraising and marketing to grow its community so that STM can help even more people. 6% will still be used to help run STM’s organization — from renting office space to paying salaries. The remaining 4% will continue to help cover payment fees.
As STM grows, the organization will be able to cover costs while increasing the amount that goes directly to hungry families. In line with WFP’s strategic plan, an average of 22% will be spent on fundraising from 2020-2030.
WFP is currently the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger. Each year, the WFP reaches more than 86 million people with food assistance in around 83 countries. The WFP is 100% voluntarily funded, so every donation counts. Since launching the app in 2015, ShareTheMeals has helped to provide aid to some of the largest food crises in the world including Yemen, Syria and Nigeria.
For more information about the WFP and how to download and use the ShareTheMeal app visit ShareTheMeal.
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