The more people learn about hunger, the more likely it is that the problem will be solved. This is why teachers and students are especially important to WFP.
There are many resources on wfp.org that can help teachers explore the subject with their classes and help students learn. They include useful collections of facts & figures, interactive maps and games.
Facts & Figures
Hunger FAQs - Is there enough food in the world to feed everyone? What are the effects of malnutrition? Find out here.
Hunger Stats - WFP is frequently asked for statistics about hunger, food aid and food production. To help answer these questions, here’s a database of useful figures using a variety of sources (NGOs, other UN agencies).
Food force - a computer game in which players take part in WFP’s response to an imaginary emergency. You score points by locating the hungry, buying the right food and executing perfect airdrops.
Free rice - an internet game that tests vocabulary and general knowledge. Every right answer produces 20 grains of rice that WFP can give to the hungry.
Hunger map - Download the WFP Hunger Map to learn more about the geography of hunger. The colour map, available in five languages, provides invaluable information that helps anyone who wants to learn more about the biggest single risk to global health.
Procurement map - Did you know WFP buys 80% of its food in developing countries? This is no accident. This interactive map will tell you why it’s a good idea.
For those doing research on hunger-related issues, annual reports and other WFP publications contain reams of information prepared with the general reader in mind.
They’re in the Publications section and if you’re already an expert, there’s plenty for you too.