WFP and its corporate partners support Global Walk to End World Hunger
05 June 2009 Rome — This Sunday, thousands of people around the globe will join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its major corporate partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM, in a walk to raise awareness and money to feed hungry school children in some of the poorest countries in the world.
“End Hunger: Walk the World” – an annual event now in its seventh year – will see people walking for hunger in 70 countries. It will begin in Australia with a climb up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and continue through all 24 time zones. It will be marked by pop concerts in Indonesia and traditional Maasai dances in Kenya, and will conclude on the Pacific island of Samoa.
It costs WFP just 20 Euro cents to provide a nutritious meal to a child at school. School feeding programmes also give parents an extra incentive to keep their children in school, and help to lay a healthy foundation for a better future for the young.
“End Hunger – Walk the World” provides a powerful demonstration of public support for WFP’s fight against hunger, with employees from the three supporting companies walking together with friends and family, as well as celebrities and local dignitaries, and WFP employees. In some countries, children who have benefited from the WFP school feeding programme will also walk in solidarity.