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Former TNT Chief Says Fighting Hunger Energizes Staff

Ex-TNT chief Peter Bakker, who led the way in private-sector partnerships with UN humanitarian agencies, highlights the win-win outcomes that partnering with WFP can offer a company.

Gates Spotlights WFP Support For Smallholder Farmers

WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative was in the spotlight at a key food security event in Washington on Tuesday as Bill Gates applauded the programme which works to connect small farmers to markets and WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran underlined the role corporations can play in supporting it.

Campbell Canada Partners With WFP To Combat Child Hunger

Each time Canadians buy a can of Nourish – a new Campbell’s product which offers a complete meal in a can – the company will donate $0.25 to WFP to help fund the organization’s school meal programs for children around the world.

WFP Leads in Innovation

Last year for the first time the proportion of hungry people in the world ticked up one percentage point to 18 percent. With world population growing, WFP's head of private-sector partnerships Nancy Roman is worried that without innovation, hunger could get away from us. She explains three key ways in which WFP is innovating. 

Haute Couture Meets Humanity - Bunmi Koko Helps WFP Fill The Cup

LONDON - The highly successful new London-based fashion brand, Bunmi Koko, is today launching one of this season’s must-have accessories in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Message to Davos: Nourishing People Is An Investment

As business and government leaders met last week in the Swiss town of Davos to discuss global issues including poverty, growth and food security, WFP took the opportunity to talk to many of them about how the private sector can help fight hunger in innovative and concrete ways. Go to blog

Thousands Walk Together to Fight Hunger with WFP

Nine walks took place in the Mulanje District of Malawi against the backdrop of scenic Mt. Mulanje. There were 11,414 participants in total, including hundreds of school children and several members of the Malawi National Football Team.

World Food Programme Announces Bold Partnership with Private Sector to Cut Hunger

New York - The World Food Programme is joining hands with private sector companies to develop innovative hunger solutions, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran announced today, following a major gathering of private sector companies during the United Nations General Assembly.

WFP Announces Bold Partnership With Private Sector To Cut Hunger

WFP is partnering with private sector companies to develop innovative hunger solutions. The ingenuity, power and reach of the private sector are opening up “a world of possibility” in the fight against hunger,  says WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran.

Unilever Germany Raises Funds For School Meals In Kenya

More than 400 staff members of Unilever Germany went to sell margarine in 503 Rewe supermarkets for one day last week, raising more than 100,000 Euros for school meals in Kenya. The money will pay for half a million nutritious school meals for hungry children.