Hacking Hunger – Episode 8: 7 Million Meals and Counting
At a time when smartphone users outnumber the world’s hungry children by 20 to 1, humanitarian organizations are crowdsourcing creative ideas and solutions to harness technology in the fight against global hunger. That’s why some of the brightest minds in tech innovation joined last week’s launch of the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) first-ever Innovation Accelerator.
They’re testing out some of the brightest ideas in tech innovation to speed up progress on the world’s most stubborn social challenges. One of the accelerator’s early creations is a deceptively simple smartphone app called ShareTheMeal.
In this episode of Hacking Hunger, we hear from Sebastian Stricker, the co-founder of the award-winning mobile app. Learn how it has inspired people around the world to help the U.N. World Food Programme share more than 7 million meals with hungry families across the Middle East since its launch last fall.