Friends of the World Food Program (Friends of WFP) is a US-based non-profit organization dedicated to building support for the World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief efforts. The World Food Program (WFP) is the largest international food aid organization and the UN's frontline agency in the fight against hunger. Friends of WFP’s mission is to increase awareness about global hunger issues, mobilize support for hunger relief programs and activities, and generate resources for WFP operations and other activities that alleviate hunger.
Friends of WFP engages in advocacy, outreach, and fundraising activities. In collaboration with other groups, Friends of WFP is also active in building political support for US food aid programs. Friends of WFP works to increase awareness of international hunger through media outreach and special events, including an annual award ceremony honoring leaders in the fight against hunger.
With generous support from schools, ethnic groups, religious organizations, businesses, and individuals, Friends of WFP has helped channel millions of dollars to support WFP operations. Every year, WFP feeds an average of 90 million people, more than half of them children, in over 80 countries.