Hope Looks Like: An 8-Year-Old Boy Picturing A World Without Hunger

Displacement Syria

Last summer, hundreds of boys and girls in some of the world’s poorest classrooms drew what a world without hunger would look like for a global art competition sponsored by the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP).

Meanwhile, in Indiana, an 8-year-old boy named Alan started creating his own artwork as part of the latest installment of “Alan’s Adventures,” a homemade book series.

For the past three years, the precocious author has written, designed, and sold his own books to raise money for families in need. After watching a recent “60 Minutes” segment about WFP’s work with Syrian refugees, Alan decided to donate proceeds from his latest work—Alan’s Adventure in Energy Land—to support the U.N. agency.

“He couldn’t believe how hungry the refugees looked and that aid workers were being shot at for trying to help them,” said Alan’s mom, Pamela.

So far, the 2nd grader has already raised $870, which will provide nearly 3,500 nourishing meals to Syrian men, women and children.

As Alan’s adventures illustrate, everyone can play a part when it comes to solving global hunger.

Join us and help WFP deliver hope to hungry people worldwide.