Who WFP
Serves
Image depicting Who WFP Serves
Serving the world's most vulnerable people

From displaced families to schoolchildren and subsistence farmers, WFP provides 4.3 million tons of food to nearly 90 million people each year.

Photo: WFP/Diego Fernandez
Families in Crisis

Natural disasters, poverty, persecution, conflict and extreme weather turn people’s lives upside down.  WFP helps them stay in their homes, get the food they need, build infrastructure and get back on their feet.

Photo: WFP/Bruno Djoyo
Children

Children are innocent victims of the forces that causes hunger. They are the most vulnerable to malnutrition and can face a lifetime of ill health as a result. WFP ensures they get the nutrients and education they deserve.

Photo: WFP/Annabel Symington
Women & Girls

In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. WFP provides them with the food and resources they need to reach their full potential.

Photo: WFP/Francisco Fion
Farmers

It’s a cruel irony that half the world’s hungry people are small-scale farmers. They rely on modest gardens to feed their families, yet they lack basic modern resources to make the most of their crops.

See Their Stories

Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji Stop Food Waste. Start Making Profit.

In Malawi, farmers have learned how to properly store their grains and sell them for a profit. The money now pays for things like school fees, soap and livestock.

Read more +
Scaling Up in Silicon Valley to Disrupt Global Hunger

Meet the advanced-stage innovation teams participating in the first-ever WFP Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp and Pitch Nigh in Silicon Valley.

Read more +
Silicon Valley Bootcamp Start Ups Disrupt Global Hunger

Meet the early-stage innovation teams participating in the first-ever WFP Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp and Pitch Night in Silicon Valley.

Read more +
Photo: WFP/Congo "Everything Has Changed": The Congo Is Heating Up

In Congo, climate change that's driving extreme weather and unpredictable rainfall mean life will never be the same.

Read more +
Photo: Aaron Burden Life Without Water: Poverty & Hunger in Honduras

Maria's family invested all their money in corn crops, then watched them wither away from drought. Now they're struggling to put food on the table and praying for rain.

Read more +
Photo: WFP/Rocío Franco Voices of the Dry Corridor: Stories of Climate Change & Hunger

In the Dry Corridor of Central America, dry spells have ruined crops and shrunken lakes, pushing families to extremes to feed themselves. These six stories show just how daunting the challenge is.

Read more +
I want to help save lives.

When they are forced from their homes by conflict or can’t leave because they don’t have the means, WFP makes sure the most vulnerable people get the food and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Food saves lives, feeds dreams, and changes futures.

Take Action

Take the Hunger Quiz

How much do you know about climate’s effect on global hunger? Let’s find out! The answers may surprise you.

Start Quiz
Sign the ZeroHunger Pledge

Families in crisis need your help. Your signature is powerful than you know. Sign our pledge today.

Sign Now
Interact With Our Infographic

Climate is the 2nd leading cause of hunger. Click and scroll through our interactive infographic to learn more.

View Now
Play the Freerice Game

For every question you answer correctly, the equivalent of 10 grains of rice are donated to WFP.

Play Now