About WFP USA
World Food Program USA works to solve global hunger, building a world where everyone has the food and nutrition needed to lead healthy, productive lives.
Hunger is a global problem faced by 842 million people around the world. Hunger not only endangers the health and survival of a population, but also stunts children’s’ growth, weakens communities and perpetuates the cycle of poverty.
The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger in the world today. Last year, WFP delivered food assistance to 97 million people in 80 countries. This includes people in areas prone to drought, famine and natural disaster. It includes innocent families caught in the crossfire of political conflict and refugees forced to flee their homes under life-threatening conditions. It includes the millions of women and children who often bear the brunt of extreme poverty.
While WFP is well-known as a first responder in times of crisis, the agency is working on the ground every day to increase the long-term food security of populations vulnerable to hunger across the planet. This includes providing school meals to hungry children, improving nutrition of the most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives and helping build the self-reliance of people and communities.
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