Andrew Zimmern

WFP Goodwill Ambassador

Chef and writer Andrew Zimmern advocates for Zero Hunger as a Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. World Food Programme.

Andrew Zimmern holds plate of food in Zambia
Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua/2023

Andrew Zimmern is an Emmy-winning and four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and social justice advocate. Andrew was officially designated as a Goodwill Ambassador in December 2021 but his support for our mission started long before that. In October 2021, Andrew joined the fourth installment of our Us Against Hunger virtual panel series, speaking alongside WFP experts in the topic of “The Future of Hunger & Food Systems.” Additionally, he appeared in two videos for WFP which were highly promoted. The first video was shared as part of our global famine campaign and featured Andrew alongside other globally revered chefs. The second video focused on Andrew’s passion for food systems reform and was released globally on World Food Day.

In January 2022, Andrew placed an op-ed in the Washington Post to bring awareness to the need on cutting down food waste as a driver of hunger.

In April 2023, Andrew took his first mission trip as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador. He traveled to Zambia with our team to meet the people WFP serves and learn about climate-resilient solutions that are improving the lives of small-scale farmers, schools, and entire communities.

Andrew partnered with us on a shortform digital series called Paving the Way to Zero Hunger documenting his field visit in Zambia. The highly acclaimed program received over 7 million views and won the prestigious Anthem Award.

Andrew Zimmern speaks with schoolchildren in Zambia
Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua/2023

Paving the Way to Zero Hunger

U.N. World Food Programme Goodwill Ambassador Andrew Zimmern traveled to Zambia to learn how the climate crisis is impacting the country’s food systems.

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July, 2024

Andrew on the Streets

Andrew releases Andrew on the Streets digital segment to drive conversations around the hunger crisis, food insecurity, school meals and WFP’s global impact. 

April 23, 2024

Andrew Hosts Food For Thought

Andrew hosts WFP USA’s “Food for Thought” event reflecting on the one-year anniversary of his trip to Zambia.

Photo credit: Sheri Whitko

April 1, 2023

Andrew Visits Zambia

In April, Andrew traveled to the field to meet the people WFP serves in Zambia. During his trip, Andrew deepened his knowledge about the impacts of the climate crisis on hunger and how WFP is working with farmers, students and local communities to build sustainable food systems. 

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Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua/2023

March 11, 2023

Andrew Moderates SXSW Panel

At South by Southwest 2023, Andrew moderated a discussion with Gernot Laganda, Chief of Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction at the U.N. World Food Programme; Alex Diaz, Head of Crisis Response & Humanitarian Aid for Google.org; and Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Special Advisor at the U.N. World Food Programme.

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January 25, 2022

Andrew Appears in Washington Post Op-Ed

In an Op-Ed interview with the Washington Post, Andrew talked about his passion for fighting world hunger by eliminating food waste and his work with the World Food Programme.

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December 6, 2021

Andrew Becomes a Goodwill Ambassador for WFP

World Food Program USA announces Andrew Zimmern as the newest U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for WFP.

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Photo: Drew Gurian Photography

Photo: Drew Gurian Photography

October 14, 2021

Andrew Joins “Us Against Hunger”

Andrew joined the fourth installment of our Us Against Hunger virtual panel series, speaking alongside WFP experts in the topic of “The Future of Hunger & Food Systems.”

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Andrew Zimmern Reflects on First Mission Trip as a WFP Goodwill Ambassador

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