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Photo: WFP/Marwa Awad
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IT and Hunger Relief: Blending My Passions to Drive Change

Ebenezer Dadzie, WFP USA IT director, tells us why he's passionate about using his professional skills to end hunger, for good.

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Fortifying Futures: How School Meals in India Inspired Me

Recently returned from India, WFP Development Director Torrey Shallcross recalls her meaningful experience visiting a school that receives WFP meals.

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Photo: General Mills Fortifying Futures for Children in India

Claudine Galloway, General Mills corporate communications manager, explains how General Mills is partnering with WFP to enhance the nutrition of school meals in India.

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Stories

Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua Facing Abductions, Looting & Harassment to Reach People in South Sudan

WFP faces a dizzying number of challenges in delivering assistance to the 5 million people who need it. Abductions, looting, harassment and illegal checkpoints are only the beginning.

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Photo: WFP/Mariana Rocha These School Meals in Brazil Reduce Food Waste by Using Would-Be-Trash Vegetables

New recipes are changing the way Brazil's school kitchens operate. Rather than being thrown away, beetroot leaves, carrot tops and pumpkin peels give more nutrients and flavor to dishes.

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Photo: WFP/Alexis Masciarelli It's in the Bag! This Simple Storage System Is Slashing Food Loss.

Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.

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Op-Eds

Photo: WFP/George Fominyen School Meals Funding Is an Invaluable Investment in Humanity

Hungry children do not build prosperous economies or peaceful societies. School meals represent one of the most affordable and effective investments we can ever make in humanity.

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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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In the News

Record Number of People Facing Critical Lack of Food in South Sudan

Three UN agencies warn that 61% of the population - the highest rate ever - is projected to face crisis levels of food insecurity or worse by the end of July.

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Rick Leach, President and CEO of World Food Program USA Stepping Down

World Food Program USA announced today that its founding president and CEO, Richard (Rick) Leach, will be stepping down from leadership of the organization at the end of July.

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South Sudan Inaugurates European Union-Funded Bridge in Warrap State

The 400-foot long bridge will connect tens of thousands of people and is key not only for humanitarian operations but is expected to boost farm-to-market access and commercial activities in the region as well.

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