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 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.

What is the U.N. World Food Programme?

We’re the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives by fighting hunger and famine around the globe.

  • 15Bmeals delivered each year
  • 100M+people fed each year
  • 120+countries & territories around the world
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Andrew Zimmern + WFP USA

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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