Tap an App for Social Good?

Reach in your pocket or purse, feel around a little bit. What do you come across? Perhaps some crumpled up receipts, a piece of gum or two, maybe a multitude of pens. Oh, and probably some annoying loose change that you never have much use for, right? While that cluttering of coins may be more of a nuisance for the credit card using consumers today, those nickels, dimes and quarters can mean much, much more to a person in need of a meal. In fact, only 50 cents is needed to feed one hungry child for one day. Yes, just two quarters.

How One App is Helping Solve the Hunger Crisis

The widespread hunger in the world is an issue almost all of us are aware of, but that not many take seriously or know how to do anything about. Each year, a shocking 9 million people die of hunger. For one social activist, simply knowing such stats wasn’t enough – action was needed. This …

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Sebastian Stricker of ShareTheMeal on the Cult-Tech Podcast

ShareTheMeal is an app from the World Food Program that enables people to share their meals with children in need, using an iphone or Android app. Joining us from Berlin today is Sebastian Stricker, Head of ShareTheMeal.

The shared meals provided by the organization help provide school meals to 25,000 children affected by Boko Haram violence.

The podcast is produced by Red Cup Agency. Edited by Kay Vermeil. Communications outreach by Jason Visenberg. The interviewer is Lee Schneider.

Key Takeaways:

“We want to work in situations where there is a real need” Sebastian at :43 “In the beginning it was 2 of us and currently we are a team of 10 people” Sebastian at 2:45 “We want to show people that they can help and that it’s also rewarding” Sebastian at 5:05 “We want to grow the pie of funds for fighting hunger” Sebastian at 13:12 “With the app we hope to provide people with the positive feedback that it’s nice to share” Sebastian at 14:50

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