If calories were an accurate measure of wealth, the Epic Meal Time team would be multi-millionaires many times over. But for their latest project, the Epic Meal Time crew won’t be wasting calories.
Epic Meal Time and humanitarian organization Action Against Hunger are teaming up on a mobile app called Give Your Calories that would let people donate money based on the calorie count of their favorite grocery items. The money will help Action Against Hunger fight malnutrition worldwide.
Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time said in a statement: “This collaboration with Action Against Hunger and Give Your Calories works because as much as we love creating and eating these gut-busting meals, it feels even better to give back and support a recognized [charity] that’s out there doing incredible work every day to save undernourished children. The app’s tagline – Eat it, feel good. Give it, feel better – is exactly how we feel. If you can do both at the same time; it’s pure win.”
James Michaud, senior external relations officer of Action Against Hunger, also elaborated on the app in a statement: “The app is designed to give people an easy, fun way to fight hunger on a daily basis, but it also educates users that deadly malnutrition is a predictable, preventable, and treatable condition that needlessly afflicts millions of children worldwide.”
The Give Your Calories app, developed by Belgian communications agency Happiness Brussels, determines donation levels based on the calorie count of the grocery items that users scan barcodes from. For items that are fewer than 200 calories, the donation level is $1. Items between 200-300 calories are $2, 300-400 calories are $5 and for every additional 100 calories beyond the $5 level, add $1.
The guys from Epic Meal Time have shown their softer side before. Last Thanksgiving, the team, along with YouTubers KassemG and Hannah Hart, took part in a video where they made dinner for the homeless at an Orange County, California shelter.
You can download the Give Your Calories app right here and watch the Epic Meal Time guys count and cook their calories for charity in their latest video above.
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