Shar­ing a meal dur­ing Ra­madan

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Taste -

The United Na­tion’s World Food Pro­gramme (WFP) has launched two si­mul­ta­ne­ous fund-rais­ing cam­paigns in con­junc­tion with Ra­madan this year; one is aimed at pre­vent­ing famine in Ye­men, the other to sup­port Syrian refugee chil­dren and Le­banese kids in need.

Its of­fi­cial ShareTheMeal app al­lows users to make do­na­tions – and choose where to send that do­na­tion, with Ye­men and Le­banon the first two coun­tries to be in­cluded in that op­tion. It can be used with both iOS and An­droid smart­phones; do­na­tions start at US$0.50 (RM2)

On May 18, ShareTheMeal won the 2017 Google Play Award for Best So­cial Im­pact App; it has been down­loaded by over 830,000 peo­ple, and re­sulted in 13 mil­lion meals shared with chil­dren in Jor­dan, Syria, Le­banon, Malawi and Cameroon.

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