Mealshare is committed to ending youth hunger “within our lifetime.” Their methods enable and equip people everywhere to join their mission without asking charitable participants to make changes in their own lives. Mealshare operations imitate those of TOMS “one for one” model. They are empowered to donate a meal to a child in need every time customers at participating locations purchase select items tagged with the Mealshare logo. To date, they have provided nearly 1.3 million meals to those in need. With help from partner charities, half of the donated meals are sent directly to local community organizations, the other half are donated globally by Save The Children.
Mealshare has delivered over 1 million meals to date. How that feels to have created such a great impact. Did the team ever think this would be something Mealshare achieved?
Since the impact has already affected so many at this point what is the goal now for Mealshare? Has the ideology changed at all with expansion to other cities?
Mealshare has now expanded to the U.S. and entered Austin, TX. Is Austin the only U.S. city that Mealshare is currently in? How has the transition into the U.S. been?
Are there more differences or similarities dealing with hunger in the U.S. compared to the issue in Canada?
We think this comes down to the fact that generally, people are pretty similar – they have good hearts, and want to help. Everyone seems to love the concept no matter where we go.
How can other U.S. cities get involved with Mealshare?
Has Mealshare looked into partnering with Postmates or other food delivery services to implement the same sort of Mealshare structure?
What is the most difficult challenge facing hunger today? How can local governments and citizens do more to contribute to solving this issue?
So the question we should be exploring is how can local governments and citizens do more to contribute to solving poverty and hunger in THEIR communities?