The United Nations World Food Programme
WrinklyPepper is all about food harmony – living a life in harmony with our food, each other and our planet. Sadly this important harmony is abused by a global food system which feeds us with one hand and starves billions with the other. The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation and their core objective is to work towards a world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy lifestyle. The World Food Programme (WFP) works in over 70 countries, has around 10,000 workers and aims to reach more than 90 million people who need food assistance worldwide. Whilst our global food system contributes to over eating and obesity in our westernised societies it is all too easy to forget the other end of the food spectrum where over 1 BILLION people are going hungry. Hunger & Famine may be old news to the western media but they are a very real and current reality for over a billion people each day and this is why we must all do what we can to raise awareness of these important issues which are all so intimately linked with the global food system that feeds us all.
Helping such an important organisation may seem beyond your reach but all it takes is just 16pence (25 US cents) and a red cup!
The average cup of coffee costs around £1.50 in the UK but did you know that for the same amount of money you could feed a child through school for a week? Enabling a child to eat enables them to live, to grow, to learn and to dream – this is something we can all give to a child for the price of a cup of coffee.
Knowing that such a little can make such a massive difference, we ask that all WrinklyPepper visitors fill the cup by donating whatever you can to this simple initiative.
The World Food programme - so much more than handing out food...
Many of us have seen famine, natural disasters and emergency aid organisations in the news, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that an organization like the World Food Programme simply hands out special kinds of foods when people need it, but it may surprise you to learn that a big problem like hunger demands big thinking and big solutions and is so much more than you'd expect.