“The coldest March in 125 years” – those are headlines read in newspapers across Europe, including those in Germany. WFP welcomed spring by giving away free seed packets to a local primary school in Berlin.
Imagine if the meal you ate for lunch every day at school was made from ingredients grown only a few kilometres away. That’s the reality for Mebrat and Bizunesh, students at Harifa Chafa Primary School in Ethiopia. Their nutritious WFP school meals – a porridge made of bean and maize flour, vegetable oil, and salt – don’t just give them the energy to succeed in the classroom: most of the food is grown by farmers in their community through WFP’s Purchase for Progress programme.
Meet Eliza. She’s a high school student in Romania who until recently had never learned about hunger or its scope and seriousness in the world. Then, she dove into learning about food security for a film contest – and now there’s no turning back. Here’s her story of how creating the film inspired her to become an advocate in the fight against hunger.
Trina Sarkar, a student in California, originally joined her high school’s WFP club out of friendship: her friend was the founding President and looking for new members. Then, she witnessed hunger and poverty first-hand during a family trip to India and became determined to make a difference. Now, as president of the school’s WFP club, she has the opportunity to share with her classmates how students can solve hunger and change the future. Here’s her story in her own words.