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How TNT has helped WFP fight hunger

Peter Bakker, CEO of  global transport giant TNT, is WFP's newest “Ambassador Against Hunger”. Here’s a quick look at what TNT has done to support WFP’s fight against hunger since partnering with the organization in 2003.

Peter Bakker, CEO of  global transport giant TNT, is WFP's newest “Ambassador Against Hunger”. Here’s a quick look at what TNT has done to support WFP’s fight against hunger since partnering with the organization in 2003.

Last night UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced that Peter Bakker, CEO of  global transport giant TNT, is to be a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger (see previous post).

"As a business leader and CEO at TNT, Peter Bakker has been a tireless campaigner for the world’s hungry.  He has set a gold standard that others have followed, demonstrating the transformational power of partnerships between the private sector and the humanitarian world," said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran today. Read statement

Here’s a quick look at some of the ways TNT has supported WFP’s fight against hunger.

1)    TNT has been a WFP private sector partner since 2003. Since then TNT has given $83 million in support to WFP, including cash, in-kind contributions such as air lifts, staff deployed to the field, advocacy and support at major events like Davos.

2)    TNT’s employees around the world have raised $22 million for school feeding all on their own steam, in hundreds of creative ways – through sponsored events such as “Walk the World”, bake sales, producing a cookbook and sponsored fun-runs.

3)    The company has deployed 12 airplanes to delivery emergency food in Haiti, Pakistan and Philippines, and 67 TNT staff have been trained to perform highly-qualified tasks within the Logistics Emergency Team.

(Photo copyright: WFP/Rein Skullerud)