World Vision International

Food Assistance

Together, we can end hunger - even in hard to reach places!
Hunger and malnutrition remain two of humanity’s greatest challenges. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that 815 million people, or just over one in nine, live in hunger. Poor nutrition is an underlying cause of approximately 2.7 million childhood deaths each year. In addition, 155 million children are stunted and 52 million suffer from wasting.

World Vision is a proven and dedicated partner in the global effort to end hunger. Food assistance saves lives through addressing the most dire and immediate forms of food insecurity, while enhancing livelihoods, improving health and education, and empowering communities to become self-reliant.

World Vision provides life-saving food assistance to 9.5 million hungry people annually in 39 countries. Its US $375 million global portfolio includes food, cash and voucher-based programming. These modalities support General Food Distributions, Vulnerable Group Feeding, Food for Education, as well as Cash/Food for Work/Assets to strengthen household and community resilience.

For more information, please contact Thabani Maphosa.