Food for Work
WFP supports the value of work and of helping people acquire the training necessary to feed their families and rebuild their nations in the wake of armed conflict and natural disasters.
WFP’s food for work programs offer food as payment when people go to work—building roads, bridges, hospitals, schools, ports and other essential elements of their communities’ infrastructure. Meanwhile, food for training programs provide food for those who participate in projects that teach a skill, such as sewing or gardening, or offer education on nutrition and health issues.
Howard G. Buffett, a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger, has traveled throughout Africa and Asia, seeing firsthand how food for training programs work. “From emergency relief to development assistance, WFP gives hope to many while saving lives every day,” he noted.