Why Project Amata is good news for school meals in Burundi
Story | 11 March 2021
With a long track record of ground-breaking, innovative global partnerships, WFP sets a high standard for meaningful private sector relationships that combine technical assistance and knowledge transfer with financial contributions to not only solve global problems, but also to create measurable business outcomes. Together with each partner, we develop a strategic partnership that creates synergy between our interests and goals, exchanging valuable expertise to generate impact that shifts business one step closer to Zero Hunger.
WFP works with global leaders in almost every industry to create shared value that can be measured against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG2, Zero Hunger, provides us with a defined roadmap to track and evaluate the progress of our combined efforts.
To help us achieve SDG2 by 2030, WFP draws on its partners’ industry-leading knowledge, expertise and positioning to strengthen operations, amplify our message, fund lifesaving programmes and innovate solutions to some of the world’s most important challenges.
"At Mastercard we believe that good partnerships can build great opportunities, exciting initiatives and ground-breaking experiences. Our partnership with the World Food Programme delivers against one of the most compelling visions, a world beyond hunger."
- Ajay Banga, CEO and President, Mastercard
Funding is the most flexible and fundamental resource required in order to reach vulnerable populations in remote and volatile areas, particularly during emergencies. Help support our efforts with necessary funding, directed either to our programmes (like School Meals or Food For Work), to emergency response or simply to areas of greatest need.
Partner with WFP in our advocacy efforts by sponsoring research and ground-breaking reports, by joining one of our policy-change coalitions or simply by increasing awareness of our programmes with your employee and consumer base. WFP can work closely with you to find an organic way to incorporate donation opportunities into your communications, engaging your customers and consumers with dynamic content and impactful personal stories.
Your expertise can help us improve our business, whether it’s streamlining our payment processes, improving the quality of our data analysis, educating our field staff or enhancing the nutritional value of our food basket – we value expertise in every field. By sharing personnel, technology or methodologies, you will help us move our business forward and make a greater impact in the lives of the people we serve.
WFP works with top companies and foundations that are committed to finding lasting solutions to end hunger. Our Global Humanitarian Partners innovate with us to find unique, scalable solutions that have a real impact for families in need. They know that investing in zero hunger creates a safer, more prosperous world in which all 7 billion people can fully participate in the global economy and realize their potential.
Mastercard and WFP are helping communities around the world take important steps towards breaking the cycle of hunger and poverty for future generations. Created in 2012, the partnership includes cause marketing campaigns and other activities that generate financial support for WFP’s operations, as well as expertise-sharing to advance WFP’s work and support beneficiaries while achieving “commercially sustainable social impact” for Mastercard. Learn more.
The humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides critical resources to WFP during emergencies to help address the needs of hungry and vulnerable populations. Latter-Day Saint Charities also provides funds to WFP’s home-grown school meals programmes that support both children and smallholder farmers. Learn more.
Palantir supports WFP operations by strengthening data-informed decision-making and helping address critical data integration challenges.
Balenciaga raises funds and global awareness for WFP's greatest needs through the sale of WFP-branded clothing in stores and online. Learn more.
Cargill has been a partner for 20 years and has supported WFP across a wide range of programmes, including those focused on school feeding, smallholder farmers and disaster relief operations in many countries around the world. Learn more.
Cartier Philantropy supports WFP’s home-grown school feeding programme in Burkina Faso, Burundi and Mozambique, nurturing children, empowering smallholder farmers and helping the entire community thrive. Learn more.
The National Postcode Loterij in the Netherlands provides flexible funding that WFP can use where it is most needed and supports special projects, such as SAFE Stoves. Learn more.
PepsiCo Foundation’s partnership with WFP help us achieve our goal of delivering sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet. Learn more.
Stop Hunger, an endowment fund of Sodexo, leverages its expertise in vouchers and food service management to improve WFP’s local sourcing for school meals programmes; it also supports WFP financially in emergencies with fundraising campaigns. Learn more.
WFP’s partnerships with leading philanthropic organizations are critical in supporting our efforts to feed the hungry while also enhancing organizational capacity and furthering development of WFP’s strategic initiatives. Collaboration with foundations enables WFP to implement innovative programming that better serves communities in urgent need.
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WFP tackles urgent issues that impede food security throughout the developing world. Projects have focused on increasing the amount of purchases WFP makes from smallholder farmers and supporting WFP’s Food Security Analysis Service to help countries comprehensively assess and respond to food insecurity. Learn more.
The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) helps WFP prevent stunting though its “Right Foods at the Right Time—Improving Nutrition of Children under 2,” initiative. Together, CIFF and WFP are reaching 42,000 children under two years of age, along with 57,000 pregnant and nursing women in Malawi. Learn more.
The Rockefeller Foundation supports WFP in restructuring its natural disaster assistance programme, which is evolving from an ad-hoc system to a global risk management system that has a particular focus on helping people cope with climate related food crises in Africa. Learn more.