Ways to Partner with WFP
There’s more than one way to make a difference...
We know that every company is unique, which is why we have a dedicated team here at WFP to help create the right partnership for you. Together we look at your core corporate interests and how these could fit with WFP’s needs. What areas do you operate in? Who are your customers? What motivates your employees? We can then link your commitment to our projects for the best impact for all involved.
8 ways your company can help
Project Laser Beam - a case study in collaboration
Project Laser Beam (PLB) is a five-year, US$50 million public-private partnership that seeks to eradicate child malnutrition. It brings together the expertise of UN agencies with that of Fortune 500 companies, and others in the private sector, to work with local governments and companies to find new solutions to old problems. Learn more.
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Responding to emergencies
Whether refugees are fleeing war, floods are washing away homes or drought is destroying farmland, hunger is often the first emergency. As soon as the local government has requested WFP's help, our emergency response mechanisms go into action. Time saved means lives saved, so our Emergency Preparedness team makes sure WFP is ready to go, anytime. What we need most urgently in an emergency is cash. As funds and food start to flow, WFP's logistics team can work to bridge the gap between donors and the hungry. Learn more.
Among the poor, there is often not enough food at home, and most schools in developing countries lack canteens or cafeterias. WFP school meals channel vital nourishment to poor children and having a full stomach also helps them to concentrate better on their lessons. It takes just 25 US cents to fill a cup with food for a child at school. This food will not only feed bodies but also minds, investing in the next generation. Learn more.
A large part of WFP’s work is preventing hunger in the future through programmes that use food as a means to build stronger, food secure communities. Providing food in exchange for work makes it possible for the poor and hungry to devote time and energy to taking the first steps out of the hunger trap. Community members are given food in exchange for work on vital new infrastructure or for time spent learning new skills that will increase the food security of households or communities. By sponsoring programmes like our Food for Assets projects, or assisting those affected by climate change, companies can help the hungry lay the foundations for a better tomorrow. Learn more.