World Food Program USA Earns Top Scores From Charity Rating Organizations

Published November 14, 2022

Washington, DC (November 14, 2022) — World Food Program USA was awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Platinum Seal of Transparency from Candid GuideStar, both the highest designations in their fields. The four-star rating indicates that a charity “exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its cause.” The Platinum Seal demonstrates the highest commitment to transparency.

“We are so proud to have earned this rating and endorsement from the country’s top two trusted indicators. As we head into giving season, these ratings allow donors to give with confidence, knowing World Food Program USA is among the top 2% of all rated nonprofits,” said Barron Segar, World Food Program USA president and CEO. “My leadership team and I take our efficiency ratio very seriously. Our top priority is always to ensure donations are allocated to feed the world’s hungriest people.”

As Charity Navigator President and CEO Michael Thatcher stated in the announcement, “The decision to donate to a charity is deeply personal and complex – one that starts from the heart and is guided by the head. Our improved platform reduces the guesswork of that decision by empowering donors to quickly find the charities doing the most impactful work that aligns with their passions and then take action.”

“World Food Program USA is in the business of saving lives, and it is our hope that these exceptional ratings encourage more donors to join our movement to end hunger, especially during this time of unprecedented need,” said Randy Russell, World Food Program USA Board Chairman.

Charity Navigator objectively examines each organization’s financial health, accountability and transparency practices and issues a zero-to-four-star rating so donors can identify reputable charities and give with confidence. Candid was formed in 2019 when GuideStar and Foundation Center merged to offer comprehensive, real-time information about the social sector using a four-tier rating system.


About World Food Program USA

The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

World Food Program USA, a 501©(3) organization based in Washington, DC, proudly supports the mission of the United Nations World Food Programme by mobilizing American policymakers, businesses and individuals to advance the global movement to end hunger. Our leadership and support help to bolster an enduring American legacy of feeding families in need around the world. To learn more about World Food Program USA’s mission, please visit

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Abigail Seiler
World Food Program USA
Senior Manager, Public Relations