NORTHBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feed A Billion, a nonprofit organization on a quest to provide meals for 1 billion of the world’s starving by 2020, recently shared their vision with the business-minded attendees of the Digital Footprint Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the course of the weekend conference, Feed A Billion raised $15,920.63, enough money to feed 159,206 hungry people throughout the world.
Speaking to a room filled with business leaders and broadcasting his speech live to hundreds of online viewers, Feed A Billion founder Dr. Ambuj “AJ” Jain, one of the conference’s guest presenters, spoke of the impetus of the organization he launched in May 2016. Feed A Billion applies the principles of business and social media to address the world hunger crisis in an effective way. The organization is pioneering a new model to leverage existing resources, partnerships and the power of matching sponsors to bring the cost of contributed meals down to $0.10 apiece.
“In the United States, 42 million people don’t have enough food. And, you know, we judge. It must be because of drug habits. Must be because they are not working. Must be because they are lazy,” Jain said during his presentation. “There are single moms with two children that are making $10–$12 an hour, working 40 hours or more a week, that mathematically cannot provide enough food for their children. The problem that we have is getting worse.”
At the conclusion of Jain’s presentation and throughout the Digital Footprint Conference weekend, donations totaling $15,920 were collected by generous donors and a partnership with the Digital Footprint Conference. Those monies will now translate to 159,206 meals for the world’s starving.
“Digital Footprint Conference is proud to contribute to the work Feed A Billion is doing,” said Bill Courtright, director of business development at Income Store, the company that hosts Digital Footprint Conference. “In less than a year’s time, Feed A Billion is already making a significant impact on solving the crisis of world hunger.”
Feed A Billion has provided 1.5 million meals to date. With a commitment from Tony Robbins — world-renowned strategist for success and best-selling author — to match up to 400 million meals, Feed A Billion continues on their way to meeting their 1 billion goal.
To view Jain’s presentation, visit Feed A Billion’s Facebook page. For more information about corporate sponsorships, donations of service, or social media participation in Feed A Billion, visit www.feedabillion.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Feed A Billion
Feed A Billion (FAB) is a 501(c)(3) organization launched in 2016 by Dr. Ambuj Jain. The FAB organization and partners are using principles of business, social media and partnership leverage to create a new model for philanthropy. FAB is using its model to accomplish the massive challenge of providing 1 billion meals to the world’s hungry by November 2020. As of January 2017, the organization has provided 1.5 million meals so far with the help of various global partners.
Through a partnership with social giving platform xocial, FAB is using social media and gamification to expand the effectiveness of corporate giving via social influencers, who can participate in ways outside of monetary contribution. For more information, visit www.FeedaBillion.org.