ShareTheMeal is an initiative of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Each year, WFP reaches more than 86 million people with food assistance in around 83 countries. WFP is 100% voluntarily funded, so every donation counts. WFP’s administrative costs are among the lowest in the non-profit sector – with 90% of donations going directly to WFP operations that are building a world with zero hunger.
With each order made at Drawnies, we can provide a child in need with food for one day. You can even support us more with this - at check-out you have the opportunity to give a donation, which will directly go to ShareTheMeal. With those donations, we can help the WFP to provide aid to some of the largest food crises in the world including Yemen, Syria, and Nigeria.
Help Palestinian children
A failing economy has left people unemployed and without basic necessities, making food assistance a lifeline for many Palestinian families. As nearly a third of the population is food insecure. Reduced assistance can lead to people cutting meals, taking on additional debts and withdrawing children from school.
In order for families to continue to receive full assistance on their e-voucher cards, additional funding is needed. Share meals and help us feed 2,700 children for 6 months in Gaza and the West Bank.
Help Rohingya children
More than half a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State following an outbreak of violence in late August. Taking only what they can carry, they seek shelter and safety in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox’s Bazar. The area is now filled with makeshift tents.
The WFP is on the ground, distributing nutrient-rich, high-energy biscuits to new arrivals as an emergency measure and then registering people to receive rice, vegetable oil, and lentils over the next six months. More than 800,000 people have received food to date. Mothers and children under five, who are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition, are given SuperCereal Plus, a fortified wheat-soya blend used to make a nutritious porridge.
Share school meals in Lebanon
From the start of the Syrian crisis, millions of Syrians have fled their homes and crossed into neighboring countries, including Lebanon. The strain on Lebanon has been huge and many already vulnerable Lebanese families have been affected by this humanitarian crisis.
To ensure access to education, Lebanese and Syrian children attend school in a double-shift system. With its partners, WFP provides school meals at 37 primary schools. With your help, they can provide school meals to 7,000 primary school children for 1 year.
Empower schoolchildren in India
Uttar Pradesh – a nutritionally vulnerable Indian state – faces high levels of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies. This is especially concerning among children, as it can increase their risk of illness, negatively affect critical stages in their development and have a lifelong impact.
In collaboration with the government’s Mid-Day Meal program, the WFP will help to ensure that the most vulnerable schoolchildren get adequate nutrition by fortifying school meals. Children are served hot cooked meals in all government schools, and WFP will supplement these with fortified rice and wheat flour. School meals have the potential to transform lives with long-lasting impact by strengthening nutrition, and increasing enrolment, retention and attendance in schools.
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