World Vision’s Food Assistance Programming
Wherever children live, food is one of their basic human rights. Without proper nutrition, they can’t develop into the active, brilliant kids that we know they can be. Sadly, lack of food is the reality for far too many of the world’s children.
Food crises affect the world’s most vulnerable people as rising food prices, transportation costs, and environmental factors that reduce crop yields make it difficult for families to meet their needs.
In FY13, World Vision's food assistance programmes consisted of US$231.1 million worth of resources delivered to meet the needs of 7.5 million beneficiaries in 33 countries. World Vision responds to drought, typhoons, hurricanes and human displacement due to internal conflict.
We are the United Nations World Food Programme’s largest implementing partner in delivering food to the neediest populations in many countries. While we can’t accept donations of Canadian food to ship overseas, we can use your cash donations to provide immediate support to people. You can help provide:
Supplementary feeding programs for malnourished children
Food for emergencies, recovery and rehabilitation (Syria, Lebanon)
Food for vulnerable groups, such as children, pregnant mothers, elderly, disabled, refugees, chronically ill or child-headed households
Support for school feeding programs (Haiti, Sudan)
We use a variety of approaches to help communities become sustainable. Some of our food projects include:
• Implementing food for work or assets to support the building of irrigation ditches, tree nurseries and other community assets
• Improving access to food for vulnerable households while assisting local shopkeepers through food voucher and cash voucher programs
• Making our processes more efficient by using mobile registration devices as part of our Last Mile Mobile Solutions
Wherever the World Food Program is responding to food crises, we are there to get food to the people who need it most.