In a time of tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming our meals, one nonprofit has found a way to put all of those photos to use.
The Lunchbox Fund's new free app, Feedie, makes it possible to feed a South African child in need for a day just by doing what we already do – sharing our food experiences.
Sign up to become a Feedie, find a participating restaurants using the app map and upload a picture of your meal, and the representative restaurant will donate 25 cents, the estimated cost of a meal for a South African child, to The Lunchbox Fund. So far more than 65 restaurants are signed up worldwide, featuring well-known chefs such as Mario Batali and Daniel Boulud.
According to the fund, 66 percent of Americans eat out at least once a week and $1.7 billion is spent in restaurants daily. Feedie “aims to capture a fraction of this capital and use it to feed hungry children, keeping their bodies nourished and minds focused on their education,” the organizers said in a release.
Sign up and read more about Feedie on www.wethefeedies.com.