How we deliver life-saving food in the toughest places
How do you deliver food when natural disaster strikes?
When an earthquake hits, or it rains so hard that roads flood, leaving people stranded?
WFP has an answer for a very large problem with a tiny, but powerful solution...
Meet Herbert the Sherp!
These tiny, compact, all-terrain vehicles are changing the way we deliver food to those who need it the most. After extreme floods, earthquakes and tsunamis, these all-terrain vehicles can handle the toughest road conditions. When there are no roads, they “swim” across water to deliver meals to people who, without your help, would have nothing.
These vehicles aren’t only incredibly agile – they’re also cost-efficient. In many cases, we fly helicopters and airplanes to deliver emergency food when roads are blocked, and land access is impossible. But traveling by air (though powerful and quick!) costs a lot and should only be used in the most extreme cases.
That’s where Sherps come in. A Sherp can carry 2000 life-saving meals up to 600 kilometers on a single tank! Delivering meals with Sherps costs 20x less than delivering by air, meaning that these vehicles make your dollar go 20x further.
Across mountains, swamps, deserts, and flood lands, we’re doing what it takes to end hunger and save lives.
With your help, right now, Sherps are delivering life-saving food in the hardest to reach places.
If you’d like to make an additional gift to help us keep driving Sherps to reach those most in need, click here.
On behalf of everyone at WFP, Herbert wants to say thank you!