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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.

Global March Against Hunger Gets Under Way

In 70 countries around the world, people walked together on Sunday in a show of solidarity for the hungry poor. ‘End Hunger: Walk the World’ aims to raise funds and awareness for WFP’s school feeding programmes.

A Year After Cyclone, Myanmar Recovery Needs WFP

The devastation of Cyclone Nargis – the storm that struck Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Delta on 2 May 2008 – is still visible. The effects of that devastation mean that WFP's work in the region is far from over. WFP's Chris Kaye says many livelihoods have been lost.

Oscar-winning Penn Advocates Against Hunger

Sean Penn, who has just won the ‘best actor’ Oscar for his portrayal of slain San Francisco gay rights activist Harvey Milk, is a leading supporter of WFP’s fight against hunger.

Davos: Day 2 Round-Up

For WFP, Davos Day 2 was littered with smart ideas, live interviews and Corn Soya Blend. (For more, see our Davos page)