Wherever you see the blue and white WFP logo around the world, these are some of the people nearby making our work happen. The group of WFP staffers featured in this story come to their work with different points of view and life experiences, but they all share this: along the way, a book inspired them to do what they’re doing.
“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.