Thank you to our partners
Our corporate partners are key to building a Zero Hunger world. They are often the difference between a child going to bed hungry or receiving a school meal. This year, seven partners stepped up to join our ERASE HUNGER™ campaign and send school meals to children around the world.
Why School Meals, Why Erase Hunger
We launched the ERASE HUNGER™ campaign because kids are paying the price of the global hunger crisis. Every day, millions of children walk into school on an empty stomach, which makes it impossible to learn, much less thrive.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) works in 57 countries to reach over 18 million children with school meals, snacks and take-home rations. WFP is the largest provider of school meals and knows for many children, a school meal may be the only food they eat each day.
Thanks to our ERASE HUNGER™ partners, we were able to provide life-saving food to children and their families and raise awareness around the importance of school meals.
Impact of Erase HUnger
These school meals set children on the road to long, healthy lives. Together, we are erasing hunger and creating a future where no child goes to bed on an empty stomach.
Erase Hunger Partners
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), one of the world’s largest processors of agricultural commodities, with industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability. Partnering with farmers to develop and enhance sustainable practices and transform their bounty into products for consumers around the globe. ADM has been a proud partner of World Food Program USA since 2005.
“At ADM, it is our mission to reach zero hunger while encouraging others to get behind the cause, to create impactful, lasting and measurable change in communities where ADM has a footprint, and globally,” said Jennifer Ballinger, director, ADM Cares. “Through our collective efforts with World Food Program USA, we can help the world’s most vulnerable by reaching our goals to feed, save lives and provide long-lasting solutions. We are excited to continue this partnership and to support World Food Program’s vision, purpose and values.”
- $50,000 / 200, 000
- + plus a 3x match for employees who donate over $50
Cargill, one of the world’s largest and most diverse global food and agriculture businesses, has been a proud partner of World Food Program USA since 2001. Over the years, Cargill has provided vital support for a range of U.N. World Food Programme’s priorities focused on reducing hunger and improving food security around the globe, including school meals, programs for smallholder farmers, and disaster relief operations.
“Farmers, our employees and community organizations are at the heart of Cargill’s work to build stronger food security systems,” said Vice President of Corporate Responsibility Michelle Grogg. “WFP is an important part of that work – from school meals to increasing production through climate-smart practices, we are delivering more food where it is needed most.”
Since 2009, Good Start Packaging has been on a mission to inspire people to be more conscious about their use of disposable plastic while helping foodservice operators build sustainable, successful businesses. They carry compostable and sustainable food packaging, donate 20% of profits toward humanitarian and environmental causes, and are a proud B Corp. Good Start Packaging has been a supporter of World Food Program USA since 2022.
The impact of World Food Program’s ERASE HUNGER campaign for communities in need is incredible. They are using resources efficiently and effectively to bring real, lasting change to millions. We’re honored to be able to partner with WFP to nourish children’s bodies, their aspirations, and local economies.” – Ken Jacobus CEO
- Corporate Donation = $50,000 / 200,000 meals
- Charity Miles = $75,000 / 300,000 meals
- TTL = $125,000/ 500,000 meals
Hormel Foods Corporation, based in Austin, Minn., is a global branded food company that lives by its purpose statement Inspired People. Inspired Food. We are making a difference – from food security to food waste and environmental stewardship, we are taking on causes and issues that matter most to our customers, our fans and this planet; We are fueling ideas and partnerships, using our resources to be the change-maker we know we should be.
- $25,000 / 100,000 meals
Trimble is a technology company delivering solutions that enable their customers to work in new ways to measure, build, grow and move goods for a better quality of life. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability. Trimble is transforming critical industries such as construction, geospatial, agriculture and transportation to power an interconnected world of work. Trimble has been a proud supporter of the World Food Program USA since 2022.
- $100,000 / 400,000 meals
Founded in 1966, Warburg Pincus is a leading global growth investor. The firm is a proud partner of the World Food Program USA and their ERASE HUNGER™ campaign to help them deliver school meals for 18 million kids.
“We are excited to be joining the World Food Program’s ERASE HUNGER™ campaign. Hunger is an issue that impacts millions of children every day and we are proud to play a part in providing school meals to kids around the world.”
- $50,000 / 200,000 meals
Our work doesn’t end here. As the global hunger crisis continues to grow, we need our partners’ support to meet the rising needs and feed millions of children across the globe.
JOIN ERASE HUNGER 2024, campaign starting August 1