You may have noticed that WFP has been using the phrase “Zero Hunger” a lot recently. That’s because WFP is part of the Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge to eliminate hunger in our lifetime.
When people all over the world hold fundraisers and raise awareness for WFP, it can make a big difference in the fight against hunger. Three high school sophomores in Massachusetts, US, recognized this and got to work to do their part.
When I started working for WFP about six months ago, engaging students around the world in the fight against hunger sounded like an incredibly daunting task. However, I’ve been extremely happy with the number of students and teachers who have reached out with interest in helping WFP. On 28 February, I headed to the Universities Fighting World Hunger Summit at Auburn University in Alabama, US, and the few nerves I still held that engaging students around hunger would be difficult were cast away by the enthusiasm of the Summit attendees.
For students at Busan International Foreign School in South Korea, fighting hunger is important. That’s why, in mid-December, they gathered to raise awareness and money for WFP. Here’s how they did it.