Nutritious food is essential not only for a child’s healthy growth, but for their academic performance as well. For impoverished families around the world, school meals help keep children in the classroom rather than working at home or entering early marriages. Children can then continue their education and secure a future for themselves, their families and communities.
At a time when 345 million people face crisis levels of hunger, school meals are a critical safety net for vulnerable children and households.
By providing women with equitable access to food, resources, decision-making and leadership opportunities, we can end gender inequality.
Let’s take a look back at what our Public Policy team and supporters accomplished together in 2022.
When you buy a symbolic gift from the Marketplace, you help deliver lifesaving food and aid to people facing the most extreme forms of hunger imaginable.
WFP USA commends the passage of a House bill "expressing the commitment of the House of Representatives to building on the 20 years of success" of the McGovern-Dole Program.
For only $15 dollars, the U.N. World Food Programme could send a child like Ferdous enough school meals for three months.
Each United Nations agency has a specific purpose and specialized roles. During emergencies, many come together and collaborate to provide comprehensive humanitarian assistance – including WFP.
This a significant moment in Sri Lanka’s history. The country is currently experiencing its worst economic crisis since 1948.
WFP began distributing food vouchers to pregnant women in Colombo, marking the start of its emergency response in the country as part of the United Nations Humanitarian Needs and Priorities Plan.
Representatives Jim McGovern and Tracey Mann introduced H. Res. 1156 commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program, a unique program leveraging the strength of American farmers to fight childhood hunger worldwide.