The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. They save lives by getting food to those who need it most.
But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. They do this through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge, and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure.
WFP places specific emphasis on school meals for children. As well as providing vital nourishment, school meals act as a safety net for poor families and help keep children in school. School meals are a good way to channel vital nourishment to poor children. Having a full stomach helps them to concentrate better on their lessons.