In your city, there might be a community garden where locals can grow crops to bring food home to their families. If not, then your family might visit a market where you purchase produce from local farmers. In the developing countries that are part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) programme, this same process is occurring for local smallholder farmers.
Jessica Watson is no stranger to inspiring young people. After becoming the youngest person to sail solo, nonstop and unassisted around the globe at age 16, Jessica became WFP’s Youth Representative and, among other things, found herself distributing food to children in Laos. Here’s what she had to say about her experience working with WFP, her journey around the world and more.
In 2013, students across the world raised both awareness and money to help the World Food Programme fight hunger. Here are some of the stories that inspired us this year—perhaps these could inspire you for 2014.
MeiLan Wechsler understands more than most how anyone – or rather, everyone – can make a difference when it comes to ending global hunger.