As technology adapts and smarter solutions emerge, WFP is testing and deploying bold new tools to carry out its global, lifesaving mission of delivering food to families in need.
From growing fresh food without soil to using drone technology to map areas affected by natural disaster, these groundbreaking approaches are transforming how the world’s leading hunger-fighting agency feeds people across the globe.
Company Collaborating with American Red Cross, CARE, Salvation Army, UNICEF and WFP to Provide Life Sustaining Relief Supplies and Logistics Expertise
Atlanta, GA, October 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced more than USD $1 million in emergency funding and in-kind support to help response and recovery efforts following the destructive hurricane that recently ravaged Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.
MCLEAN, Virginia and HUAIROU, China, September 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Convening governments, Associates and industry peers, Mars, Incorporated held the grand opening of the Global Food Safety Center in Huairou China on September 24, 2015. A pioneering, $15 million facility, the Mars Global Food Safety Center aims to raise global food safety standards through pre-competitive research and training.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Mars, Incorporated has said that the critical challenge of food safety will only be solved through greater collaboration between business, government and NGOs. Mars Global Business Advisor John Cordaro was speaking at a Mars co-sponsored panel event on food safety – a fringe event to the Third International Conference - Financing for Development Meeting (FFD3) where global leaders are deciding how to pay for the United Nation’s sustainable development goals.
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More Than 148 Million Meals Provided to United Nations World Food Programme and Other Hunger Relief Agencies
LOUISVILLE, KY, January 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands’ (NYSE: YUM) 2013 World Hunger Relief efforts featuring World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Multi-Grammy Award winner and international superstar Christina Aguilera, created unprecedented awareness and engagement and raised a record-breaking $37 million in overall cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.
LOUISVILLE, KY, November 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), the parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, announced today that it is directing $1.5 million from its World Hunger Relief global effort to provide food to families affected by the recent typhoon in the Philippines. The funds will help the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) feed those in urgent need of food assistance.
Colonel Sanders Commits to Fighting Hunger, and So Can You
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means that most of us will be eating a big meal with loved ones. But, what about the people who struggle to put food on the table? Thanks to KFC's Recipe for Hope program, they might not have to go hungry this holiday season. From now until November 10, customers will be given the opportunity to donate $1 at KFC restaurants across the country when they pay for their meal.
Monsanto Confirms Commitment to Broader Dialogue on the Role of Innovation in Reducing World Hunger, Protecting the Environment
DES MOINES, Iowa, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Chief Technology Officer and World Food Prize laureate Dr. Robert Fraley confirmed Monsanto’s commitment to broader open dialogue to address questions around innovations in agriculture, including biotechnology.
“Innovation is key to feeding a rapidly growing global population while also protecting the environment,” Fraley said. “But better dialogue is needed to build understanding and consensus in addressing some of humanity’s biggest challenges.”