Beirut: You can feed a child with one click.
Launched by the UN World Food Programme, the ShareTheMeal app allows users to donate to feed a refugee child for an entire day with a simple tap touch of a button on your smartphone.
An Arabic version of the award-winning ShareTheMeal app was also launched just in time for Ramadan as well to help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
The ShareTheMeal app allows users to donate 50 US cents (about 30 pence) to help feed hungry with nothing to eat for one full day in many countries.
“Every cultural and religious tradition in the world teaches us to care for the less privileged and to share what we have,” said WFP Lebanon country director and representative Dominik Heinrich in a statement.
“The launch of the app in Arabic provides people in the Arabic speaking world with an easy way to do good deeds and share meals during the holy month of Ramadan, the month of generosity and giving.”
“When you give zakat you are obeying what God ordered us to do,” explained Sheikh Mohammad Arwadi, a member of Lebanon’s Higher Islamic Council. “You can do it whenever, but most people do it during Ramadan, because it is a month of praying to God and doing good things and helping others,” he added.
The ShareTheMeal app is available for free on Android and iOS and is available for download on Google and on Apple.