WFP & TNT: Partners Against Hunger
December 2003 saw the first privately funded and operated airlift in WFP history. TPG/TNT Airways transported urgently needed relief supplies to Chad where thousands of Sudanese refugees had come in search of safety.
TNT staff have taken a leading role in the company’s involvement with WFP. Here, TNT volunteers Heather Miller and Juan Nieto cut the ribbon at the inauguration of a school kitchen that will provide nutritious meals to school children in San Joaquin, Nicaragua.
In 2007, TNT sponsored the building of a new school in The Gambia where WFP today provides school meals to children, ensuring they get the nutrition they need to grow and learn.
WFP and TNT established two Wellness Centres for drivers in Malawi with the aim of reducing the spread of HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) along the highways of southern Africa—the same roads used to transport WFP food assistance.
TNT employees in China walk along the Great Wall during their annual “Walk the World” fundraiser event that unites TNT employees around the world in taking a stand against hunger.
TNT has sponsored programmes to bring fuel efficient stoves to school kitchens in Cambodia, helping to save fuel and cut down on indoor air pollution—one of the leading causes of lung disease in the developing world.
WFP staff in Tanzania show off bags of food provided by TNT and destined to support school meals programmes throughout the country.
When Typhoons Parma and Ketsana left behind a trail of destruction after slamming into the Philippines in 2009, TNT airlifted over 100 metric tons of relief items such as high-energy biscuits to ensure that families did not succumb to hunger in the disaster’s aftermath.
Celebrating this ten year historic partnership, TNT and WFP look back on the work they've shared throughout the years.