Incredible New App Will Let You Deliver Meals To Hungry Refugee Children


If you're seeking a way to help with the refugee crisis, look no further than your phone.

The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday launched a new app called ShareTheMeal that will enable users from around the world to feed hungry refugee children — ideally encouraging people to "share" a meal for 50  cents with a Syrian child while they're enjoying a meal of their own. 

It's the first app to specifically address world hunger. 

"Our current goal is to provide school meals to 20,000 Syrian children in refugee camps in Jordan for a full year. School meals provide vital nutrition and help keep kids in school," its website states. 

WFP promises that the 50 cents will feed one child for a day. You'll also be able to get an update on that child after donating. 

Over the last five years, 3 million Syrian children and children from surrounding areas have been displaced from their homes. With the new app, helping should be a no-brainer. 

"People use their smartphones to buy books, groceries, and to pay their rent, so why not use it as a means to help other people?" Sebastian Stricker, one of the developers of the ShareTheMeal app, told CNN. "We can move fundraising into the 21st century."

(H/T: Mashable)