Founded by a Chicagoan, Meal Sharing connects travelers and locals over home-cooked meals. Travelers can find a meal by logging on to the website, review a host’s meal profile and request a meal. If the host accepts, the two parties can message back and forth to discuss any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Meal Sharing’s mission is to build communities through shared resources, facilitate deeper cultural exchange and encourage people to cook at home to enable a healthier lifestyle. They also want to make it possible for people who otherwise would probably never meet to get together and have a good time over food.