Help us cross the distance between here and there
The U.N. World Food Programme is the world’s biggest humanitarian agency. Join us and Kate Hudson in crossing the distance by starting a fundraiser equal to the miles between your hometown and a hunger hotspot.#CrossTheDistance
“Help us go the last mile to solve the world’s hunger problems” — Kate Hudson, WFP Goodwill Ambassador
Kate is raising money to help Yemen. With nearly 16M people on the brink of starvation, Yemen is facing the world’s worst hunger emergency. For each of the 8,868 miles between Kate and Yemen, she’ll be raising $1. That’s $8,868 dollars, and every dollar buys two meals, so that’s 17,736 meals for hungry people! Will you help Kate reach her goal?
Show how connected we really are
Raise awareness and help generate more funds by creating your own heart hands and sharing them on social media. The more people who get involved, the more good we can do.
- Download images of the half-heart hands (link below).
- Take a picture of your hand making half of a heart.
- Create a 3-image carousel on Instagram, choosing your own hand as the first image, the right hand we’ve provided as the second image, and finishing with a portrait image of the person these fundraisers are helping.
- Copy and paste this text as your caption: “@WFP helps fight hunger in the world’s hardest-hit places. Even though we might be thousands of miles from people facing the worst hunger crises, we can still show we’re connected. Donate or create your own fundraiser at wfpusa.org/crossthedistance. Together we can #CrossTheDistance.”
Click a hotspot to learn more about five of the world’s worst hunger emergencies and what WFP is doing to help.
More than five years of conflict have pushed 16 million people in Yemen – over half the population – into extreme hunger. Pockets of famine-like conditions have returned for the first time in two years, and only half the country’s health facilities are working. We urgently need your help to send lifesaving food right away.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
The number of severely hungry people in the DRC has skyrocketed from 13 million last year to nearly 22 million today.
In South Sudan, more than half the country lacks access to sufficient food to survive as a result of ongoing violence.
After nine years of conflict, more than 9 million people inside Syria don’t have enough food to eat – the highest number ever recorded in the country.
In the Sahel, a region just below the Sahara Desert devastated by conflict and climate change, over 7 million people aren’t getting enough to eat.