7 Simple Ways You Can Help Hungry Families This Holiday Season With WFP USA

World Food Program USA
November 27, 2019
Photo: WFP/Ziad Rizkallah

For many of us, the holidays are a season of abundance, filled with feasting, gifting and festivities with family and friends.

In the midst of all our planning and list-making, we imagine this feeling is shared by people all over the world. With all the twinkling lights and table settings, it’s easy to forget that there are millions of people whose plates aren’t as full.  WFP works hard to ensure that these families have the nutrition they need and deserve – but that work relies entirely on your support.

In these last few weeks of the year, your gifts are truly critical to ensuring WFP can continue this lifesaving work.

Below are seven ways you can help families in need this holiday season – and make it merrier and brighter for all.

1. Become a monthly donor

From Syria to South Sudan, millions of kids around the world are hungry and malnourished. More than 150 million children are stunted and 50 million suffer from wasting. Help WFP provide steady, reliable support to malnourished kids through programs like school feeding by making a monthly gift and becoming a ZeroHunger Hero. Just $15 is enough to provide a child with meals for an entire month.

2. Make a one-time gift and it will be DOUBLED

2019 was a brutal year for many families as conflict flared across the globe. In Yemen, a country caught up in civil war, 20 million people – 70% of the population – don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Make a one-time donation to help provide emergency relief to hungry families in Yemen and other conflict zones. Make your gift by Dec. 31, and it will be matched $1 to $1 – doubling your impact. A donation of $75 dollars normally feeds a family for an entire month, but with the match, your gift can put food on the table for two whole months.

3. Share a meal and give a gift with real impact



As you’re sitting down to a holiday meal with family and friends, share that meal with hungry kids for just 50 cents simply by tapping your phone. Download WFP’s ShareTheMeal app, scroll through stories of kids across the world who need help, and send a meal right then and there. You can also send a meal on behalf of someone you know by clicking the heart icon in the donate section, and they’ll receive a personalized card from ShareTheMeal. ShareTheMeal makes it easy to give and bring joy to the world by filling the plates of children in need.

4. Host a Facebook fundraiser

Social media is becoming an ever-more popular platform for giving. Twenty-nine percent of people say that it inspires them to give. Inspire your friends and family to give meals to hungry families by hosting a Facebook fundraiser for WFP USA.

5. Give a gift that gives back

Shop smart and add a deeper meaning to gifts for loved ones. Consider a gift that gives back. For every doll purchased at cuddle + kind, the company gives 10 meals to children in need through WFP USA and other charities.

6. Play Freerice

Would you rather play a game or do some good? With Freerice, you don’t have to choose. Global hunger is one of our most pressing social issues, but it’s also the most solvable. Freerice is easy and free – all you have to do is play! For every question you answer correctly, sponsors donate the cash equivalent of 10 grains of rice to WFP who puts the money to work where it’s needed most – saving and changing lives around the world.

7. Sign the WFP USA pledge

Your signature is more powerful than you know. Be a hero for hungry families by signing our pledge and asking others to do the same. Take action today by sharing it with your social networks. This simple act can help raise awareness about the urgency of global hunger. Together, we can ensure that families in crisis have the food they need to survive.

This Holiday Season, Help a Family in Need

Whether you give $50 dollars or .50 cents, any amount makes a difference. Become a donor today.