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About Us

1 in 9 people on the planet will go to bed hungry tonight. But we can change that with your help.

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The U.N. World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting global hunger.

Last year, WFP delivered life-saving food assistance to more than 80.5 million people in 75 countries.

With your support, WFP is providing hope to communities affected by natural disaster, refugees surviving conflict and families living in extreme poverty.

 

About WFP USA

World Food Program USA mobilizes U.S. support to solve global hunger.

What WFP Does

From natural disasters to civil conflicts, WFP reaches people wherever, whenever disaster strikes and people are in need of food assistance.
WFP delivered school meals to more than 18 million children last year alone. Just 25 cents can provide a nutritious meal to a child in need.
Food security and national security are inextricably linked. While hunger is a weapon of war, food is a tool of peace.
Especially in areas prone to natural disasters, WFP works with communities to build resilience through stronger infrastructure and preparedness.
WFP works to improve women’s access to food and promote women’s empowerment as a key to improving food security for all.
By supporting the well-being of mothers and children during the first 1,000 days of life, WFP has the power to shape the future.


 

Current emergencies

Conflict and health emergencies in places like Syria, South Sudan and West Africa have forced millions to leave their homes, to lose their local agricultural markets and to become food-insecure. WFP is on the ground with food assistance and support.

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