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Haitians Say Thank You

Since the earthquake in Haiti, WFP has provided food assistance to close to 4 million people in Port-au-Prince and beyond. Here are four women in the capital who each wanted to say thank you to WFP and its donors for the food they have received.

10 Ways Companies Can Help WFP Fight Hunger

Feeding the billion hungry people in the world today will take commitment from all parts of society. And that includes companies.

WFP Calls For Citizen Action To Feed 1 Billion Hungry

ROME – At a time when funds to feed the hungry are hard to come by, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urged ordinary people to put food on the table of the world’s hungry by supporting the “Billion for a Billion” online campaign.

Wailers Call On Formula 1 Fans To Help Feed School Children

The Wailers, formerly Bob Marley's backing band, called on Formula 1 fans at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to help WFP feed millions of hungry school children around the world.

9 Ways Business Can Help Fight Hunger

Private sector contributions have benefitted WFP operations in 56 countries so far this year. Despite the strain of the global financial crisis, we are working with more than 100 private sector partners – including companies, foundations and individuals.

WFP's Funding Shortfall in 2009

WFP is funded entirely through voluntary contributions, most of which come from governments. When we calculated the cost of feeding 108 million hungry people in 74 countries in 2009, we set a budget of US$6.7 billion. Taking into account forecasts and money already received, we now expect to end the year with US$3.7 billion.

Bono Rocks World With Hunger

U2 frontman Bono Vox took the chance to get up-to-date on global hunger recently by chatting with WFP’s Executive Director Josette Sheeran before going on stage for the Irish band’s sell-out concert in Amsterdam.

Formula 1 Driver Raises $13,000 For Hungry Schoolkids

Toyota Formula 1 driver Timo Glock, whose car bears the red cup symbol of WFP's Fill the Cup campaign, has helped raise almost US$13,000 (€9,117) for programmes to provide free school meals to hungry children around the world.

WFP And Partners Stage Global March Against Hunger

Tens of thousands of people made a show of solidarity for the hungry poor on Sunday, participating in a global walk to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes. End Hunger: Walk the World events were held in 70 countries.