WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food in emergencies and working with local communities to build a world with zero hunger. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 80 million people in 75 countries.
As the United Nation’s logistics lifeline, WFP saves lives through fast, efficient and effective emergency response. At any given time, WFP has 30 ships at sea, 50 aircraft in the sky and 5,000 trucks on the ground, moving food and other assistance to where it is needed most.
But WFP doesn’t just feed hungry people; we provide hunger solutions to help individuals build prosperous communities so they won’t need food assistance in the future. Our solutions bring hope and dignity to those we serve, and they are the foundation for a secure, prosperous world for everyone. Over the past 10 years, WFP has handed projects to nearly 30 host countries, helping them make the investments that will pay off for generations.
WFP is funded completely by voluntary donations.
Focused on zero hunger
WFP was founded in 1961 with the belief that the world’s future starts with zero hunger—with it children can afford to dream, communities can build self-sufficiency and countries can make long-term investments that will pay off for generations. WFP’s goal is a world with zero hunger in our lifetime, but we don’t have to wait to see results: Every meal provides hope and another step toward a better future.
Here are some of the ways your support can help us build a more secure, prosperous world for everyone:
As well as directly addressing hunger, school meals projects encourage families to keep their children in school, helping them focus on their futures. With a solid education, growing children have a better chance of finding their own way out of hunger. These programmes are especially beneficial to girls. Learn more.
Food and Assets
WFP's Food for Assets projects pay hungry people with food so they can build much-needed community assets like roads and irrigation systems. This makes it possible for vulnerable communities to focus on their futures and escape the hunger trap. Similarly, Food for Training projects allow people with limited opportunities to develop the skills necessary to sustain themselves economically in future. Learn more.
WFP uses its food rations to soften the blow of HIV and AIDS. The agency distributes rations to people living with HIV and AIDS, helping to improve their quality of life and ensuring that they get the most out of treatment programmes. Learn more.
Purchase for Progress (P4P)
WFP already buys large amounts of food in developing countries. P4P harnesses this purchasing power and uses it to help poor farmers connect to reliable markets where they can get competitive prices for their produce. With secure markets, farmers will be encouraged to produce more and innovate. The knock-on effect is more food security for everyone. Learn more.
Focus on Women
WFP has long believed that women are the first and fastest solution to reducing hunger and poverty. In both its emergency and development projects, WFP has a special commitment to helping women and girls meet their basic needs. Learn more.
Disaster Risk Reduction
A dollar invested today in reducing the risk of disasters saves four or more dollars in the future. By using its experience in disaster situations, WFP can help governments strengthen their preparedness. Learn more.
Thank you for your continued partnership and support of WFP. Together, we will make a difference! For more information on WFP, please visit www.wfp.org.