For World Food Day 2015, foodpanda Launches Campaign "You Say. We Give" to Fight Hunger

With a single click, you can choose which food item the food ordering company will donate to a local food bank
2015-10-19 17:32 2122

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 16th of October is World Food Day -- an annual day of action against hunger. Every year on that day, people around the world come together for a common cause: to contribute to the eradication of hunger. It all began in 1945 in Quebec with the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to raise awareness and engage people in the fight against hunger.

Based on FAO's research, 805 million people -- one in nine worldwide -- live with chronic hunger. 60% of these are women, while almost 5 million children under the age of 5 die of malnutrition-related causes every year. In honour of this day, food ordering app foodpanda launches "You Say. We Give", a week-long campaign to encourage collective efforts and be part of this global movement. 

From the 16th to 22nd of October, foodpanda will be collecting people's wishes. The campaign centres on an interactive app that enables users to select 1 of 5 stock food items (rice, pasta, oil, lentils or flour). With one simple click, foodpanda will donate one kilo of food to Food Aid Foundation & Kechara Soup Kitchen. If the post is shared on Facebook, foodpanda will double the donation. So, the more people act, the more foodpanda gives. Giving has never been this easy.

To participate, anyone can go to this page to pick one of the donation items, learn more about the 5 food items and the local food bank the food will go to, as well as to witness the donation counter in real time.

If you prefer to donate directly to the cause, we have also set up a virtual restaurant where visitors are able to make monetary donations via online payments. The online payments are secure with all proceeds going to the Food Aid Foundation and Kechara Soup Kitchen.

Join the global movement to end one of the most persistent universal challenges. Be part of the solution and make a tangible difference with foodpanda.

Help us fight hunger by sharing the official campaign logo on your website.

About foodpanda

The foodpanda group is the leading global online food delivery marketplace, active in 40 countries on five continents. The company enables restaurants to become visible in the online and mobile world and provides them with a constantly evolving online technology. For consumers, foodpanda offers the convenience to order food online and the widest gastronomic range, from which they can choose their favorite meal on the web or via the app. foodpanda operates in India, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Hong Kong, Philippines, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Georgia. hellofood operates in Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Algeria. Delivery Club operates in Russia. NetPincer in Hungary, Donesi in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Montenegro, and Pauza in Croatia, Room Service in Malaysia and Singapore, City Delivery in Philippines, Food By Phone in Thailand, Koziness and Dial-a-Dinner in Hong Kong, Eatoye in Pakistan, and 24h in UAE.

About World Food Day

World Food Day is the annual day of action against hunger taking place on the 16th of October. It began in 1945 in Quebec and the last 15 years great progresses have been achieved: 40 countries have halved the proportion of people who suffer from hunger; the likelihood of a child dying before age five has also been cut in half, which means about 17,000 children are saved every day; and extreme poverty rates have also been cut in half.

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Source: Foodpanda Malaysia Sdn Bhd