free donation of food to the world's hungry by clicking on the "Hunger Site.''

ICAN! America (icanamerica@email.msn.com)
Mon, 27 Dec 1999 13:59:49 -0500


ROME, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Millions can go on-line this Christmas to make a
free donation of food to the world's hungry by clicking on the "Hunger Site.''

The independent website, www.thehungersite.com, created by Indiana software
programmer John Breen, links net users and the corporate world to benefit
the world's hungry. By clicking on the site's "Donate Free Food" button,
web surfers can donate a serving of rice, wheat or maize to a hungry person
somewhere in the world.

Corporate sponsors pick up the tab for the meal in exchange for free
advertisements on the site. All donations are given to the United Nations
World Food Programme (WFP).

More than 350,000 people have made donations since the site began in June.

"With one click of the mouse, people can provide real assistance to the
truly needy,'' Breen said.
To date, WFP has received more than $200,000, which has gone towards the
purchase and distribution of food to needy children living in countries
such as Ethiopia and Haiti.

Visitors to the site are greeted with a world map. Every 3.6 seconds, a
country somewhere on the map flashes black, signifying that a person has
died of hunger.

Some 24,000 people die every day from hunger or hunger-related causes.
Children make up 75 percent of these deaths.


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