People across America joined Team @WFPUSA last week for our Live Below the Line challenge to raise money for school meals by eating and drinking on less than $1.50 a day. Shekinah Pugh, one of our Live Below the Line challenge champions, shares her story and what her journey this week has meant to her.
We Welcome Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, to Team @WFPUSA for Live Below the Line
We were honored today to welcome to Team World Food Program USA a very special champion for solving global hunger: Dr. Jill Biden—lifetime educator, military mom and Second Lady of the United States.
Just how difficult is it to eat and drink below the global extreme poverty line of $1.50/a day? As Manager of Development Operations here at Team @WFPUSA, I have been chronicling my journey as I try to spend a week living below the line.
The International Food Policy Research Institute recently released its 2012 Global Food Policy Report, which reviews the past year in food policy. It highlights developments and trends that contributed to—or in some cases hindered—progress in food and nutrition security around the world.
Why are YOU committing to Live Below the Line this month to help us solve global hunger? We ask, you answer! Here at World Food Program USA, TEAM @WFPUSA’s very own Cassie Morgan and Erin Koepke explain what taking the challenge to eat and drink for five days below the poverty line means to them.
We recently welcomed to Washington D.C. Muhannad Hadi, Regional Emergency Coordinator for Syria for the World Food Programme (WFP), who is spearheading WFP’s aid operation in the war-torn country.
Here in Washington DC, spring is in the air— and with it — the launch of our very own Live Below the Line campaign! We are teaming up with Global Poverty Project to raise awareness about global hunger.
Born and raised in New Orleans, WFP USA’s very own Sarah Manthey has found a way to blend her love for jewelry making and social good into her day job as a Grant Writer for global hunger programs.
The world as we know it has entered an information age that's powering up incredible new solutions to tackle global challenges, from solving hunger to ending extreme poverty. In working on these issues, I have seen the many ways that technology is changing how we communicate, how we collect data and how we interact with our world.
Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the contributions of lifelong girl champion Catherine Bertini through World Food Program USA's Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls’ Education.
Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), the Chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee, has launched an online platform for citizens like you to weigh in as our nation works to tackle our budget and economic challenges. Make your voice heard! Join us in telling the Senate Budget Committee that programs working to solve global hunger and malnutrition matter to you.
Many companies offer employee matching gift programs, making it easier than ever for individuals to double or even triple their donations. February is matching gift month and WFP USA would like to take this opportunity to thank some of our top corporate matching gift partners.
Yesterday was Valentine’s Day, and while many among us here in the U.S. are enjoying special dinners and chocolate desserts this week, hundreds of millions around the world will have to go to bed on an empty stomach instead.
What did President Obama’s State of the Union speech have to do with WFP’s global hunger priorities? In short, everything!
Live from Damascus, join WFP's Abeer Etefa for a Google+ Hangout from the center of the humanitarian crisis in Syria. Abeer has spent the week travelling around the country to visit WFP operations on both sides of the front lines. This unique event will be broadcast live on Google+ and on YouTube Friday, February 1 at 12:00 p.m. (ET).
Watch the recorded Google+ hangout here.
This week the international community lost a leader in the fight against global hunger. Mary will be remembered for decades of service in managing the USDA’s international food assistance programs, and for her incredible contributions that continue to help save and change lives around the world every day.
Carlos Veloso, WFP Country Director for Myanmar, recently stopped by the WFP USA office in Washington, D.C., to brief staff on the state of WFP operations in the country. WFP is currently working to build safety nets through programs that encourage long-term development.
World Food Program USA board members, Hon. Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Randy Russell, former Chief of Staff at USDA authored an article for Agri Pulse entitled Food and Agriculture: Too Important for Partisanship.
In a political climate where consensus on US budget priorities is hard to come by, both parties came together to support solving global hunger at yesterday’s Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee hearing.
We love getting to know our supporters and hearing the story behind their compassion and generosity. Meet Tina Hanson and her family, just a few of WFP USA's amazing, committed champions in the mission to end hunger. When asked why her family is helping WFP USA solve global hunger, Tina said, “we immigrated here. Growing up, we didn’t always have food on the table. I can’t imagine that 100 times over…Reading about hunger was so awakening.”