Awards
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Each year, WFP USA hosts events and lectures to award leaders in the fight against hunger and facilitate discussions around improving food security.

McGovernDole Leadership Award

This award honors leaders who exemplify a commitment to ending hunger and recognizes their efforts to feed the hungry both in the United States and around the world.

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Photo: WFP USA/Paul Morigi Global Humanitarian Award

Recipients of this award have made significant contributions toward solving the root causes of food insecurity and its effects on both security and governance.

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Photo: WFP USA/Paul Morigi Samuel R Berger Lecture

Founded in 2016, this lecture series features a speaker or organization that is focused on tackling the most pressing issues facing the humanitarian system today.

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Catherine Bertini Award

The Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls’ Education improves access to training and education for girls by supporting innovative efforts to reach and empower them.

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Featured Op-Eds

Photo: AP/Anupam Nath The Private Sector Can Play a Role in Easing World Hunger

Mark Kennedy, chairman of the Economic Club of Minnesota, and Rick Leach, WFP USA CEO, explain how the private sector and charities can work together.

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Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Hunger in Latin America

What can be done to get progress in Latin America back on track? Andy Jarvis, a data scientist at CIAT, and Chase Sova, sr. director of public policy at WFP USA weigh in.

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Photo: WFP/Carlos Diago Opinion: Investment in Food Security Is an Investment in Global Stability. Here's Why.

WFP USA CEO Rick Leach and sr. director of public policy Chase Sova explain why unchecked food insecurity and growing poverty can produce deteriorating security and stability.

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