After learning the impact of school meals in the fight against hunger for millions of children around the world, pupils across the United Kingdom have joined WFP this year to hold Really Good School Dinners at their schools. The campaign, which is jointly run by WFP with the Children’s Food Trust, has so far raised nearly £34,000 (US$55,000).
There’s a new and fun way to get involved in fighting hunger. The just-released Ending Hunger Challenge Badge seeks to get Girl Scout troops, students, youth groups and others involved in learning more about hunger issues and taking action to help. It was developed by YUNGA, in collaboration with other agencies, including WFP.
What does hunger mean to you? This question can mean a number of things to a number of different people, depending on geography, socioeconomic status and more. Nerys Udy, a student in New Zealand, presents her take in an essay about poverty in Southern Africa.
In many parts of the world, a meal is no guarantee day to day—and neither is the opportunity for education. However, WFP school meals are both feeding students in the classrooms who may not otherwise have food and inspiring parents to send their children to school.