World Food Program

Sun, 06/01/2008

 WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the U.N. frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

WFP was founded in 1963 and has fed more than 1.4 billion of the world’s poorest people.

WFP partners with more than 2,000 non-governmental organizations to distribute food.

WFP feeds more than 20 million school children in more than 70 countries with school meals and take-home rations. Child enrollment increased on average by 14% in schools with WFP school feeding programs.

Food is a vital weapon in the battle against HIV/AIDS. WFP provides assistance to 21 of the 25 highest HIV/AIDS prevalence countries. Millions of people affected by HIV/AIDS in 38 countries have received WFP food assistance.

WFP serves as a powerful advocate for the hungry poor at every level, carrying the message from the grassroots to the political leadership across the world.

WFP has developed sophisticated early warning techniques to assess the need for food aid in emergencies and instances of chronic hunger, meaning that its assistance is targeted to the poorest and most malnourished people.

WFP has reached hundreds of millions of people in about 80 countries, using food assistance to meet emergency needs and support economic and social development.

To learn more about WFP check their website at www.wfp.org