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Charity Miles gives boost to world hunger relief

Runners, walkers and bikers have given an extra boost to the fight against global hunger. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said last week it has confirmed a new donation from Charity Miles, the free exercise app.

Every time someone runs, walks or bikes using this app, a donation is generated for WFP, paid for by corporate sponsors. A donation of US $ 16,600 from Charity Miles will provide over 64,000 school meals to WFP.

Recently, because of low funding, WFP has been forced to cut back on food aid programs. Donations from Charity Miles and others now take on even more urgency. Wars in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, and the Central African Republic have drained WFP resources.

The UN food agency relies on voluntary donations. However, there has not been enough to keep up with the scale of these disasters.

In addition, WFP is providing aid in the countries affected by the Ebola virus. Overall, WFP operates in over 70 countries and is the largest hunger relief organization.

Over 28 different charities are supported by Charity Miles. The corporate sponsors include Humana, Lifeway Foods, Kenneth Cole, Johnson & Johnson and Timex. Since its start in 2012, Charity Miles has donated close to 200,000 meals to WFP. You can download the app at Charity Miles and become an ambassador for hunger relief.

Read more at Examiner.

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How to use the new iPhone to fight world hunger

The new iPhone from Apple is here! This new technology can be used to help the world’s 805 million people suffering from hunger.

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How an exercise app fights hunger in America

The next time you see someone walking, running or biking they could very well be helping feed the hungry. A movement called Charity Miles has generated significant support for food banks across the country.

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Charity Milers feeding children in the Philippines

Thousands of runners, walkers and bikers have joined the Charity Miles movement over the last two years. Using this free app, they have taken fitness to a new level of helping social causes. Every mile exercised means a donation to charity via the app.

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App that fights world hunger claims award

Charity Miles, the free app that lets you run, walk or bike to feed the hungry, claimed its Webby Award. The Webbys are like the Oscars of the Internet.

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College runner surges over 100 miles to fight world hunger

Here is an update on NCAA cross country runner Amanda Shelby of the College of Mount St. Joseph. Earlier this year I featured Amanda on the Huffington Post and at Examiner.

Amanda has been piling up the miles in her comeback training for next season. She has already passed over 100 Charity Miles helping the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the largest hunger relief organization.

Charity Miles is the free app where you run, walk or bike to raise money for different causes. The donations are paid for by corporate sponsors including Lifeway Foods and Humana.

The donations generated by Amanda for WFP are well over 100 meals. So just picture a few classrooms in a developing country with a little over 30 kids each. It could be in Afghanistan, Mali, Haiti, South Sudan, or even the Middle East. Each child would receive a school meal for the day because of those donations. In impoverished countries that sometimes is their only meal of the day. So imagine if Amanda’s donations were duplicated among all cross country runners.

Amanda has also done Charity Miles workouts for Feeding America and a significant number for the ASPCA. She has helped 3 charities so far with her offseason workouts. Amanda also helped coordinate a Charity Miles community walk at the college called Mount Miles.

Check out the Charity Miles free app at www.charitymiles.org and you too can help out WFP and other causes.

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Hunger fighting app wins Webby Award

Charity Miles, the hunger fighting app, has won a prestigious Webby award. The Webbys are “the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet.”

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Charity Miles walk will fight hunger and help other causes

The College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati has set up a unique way to help 27 charities in one afternoon. And they want everyone to get involved. They are calling it Mount Miles.

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College Runner Fights World Hunger While Making Comeback From Injury

Last Christmas Amanda Shelby received a precious gift. She got to run again. It was only a jog around her neighborhood, but it was not the distance that mattered. She was back doing what she loves. Just months before she was so close to losing all of that.

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We Can Support Food and Peace for Syria

Whether it’s colleges, churches or community organizations you can do something to bring peace and humanitarian aid for all Syrians. While these battlefields are distant in miles, you can still be close at hand in bringing relief to the suffering.

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