annual report 2009
Now more than ever!
fighting hunger worldwide
Who we are, what our mission is. We are World Food Program USA (WFP USA), a U.S.-based nonprofit, nonpartisan organization focused on building support in the United States for the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) and other hunger relief operations. WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, fighting hunger worldwide. It puts hunger at the center of the international agenda and promotes policies, strategies, and operations that directly benefit people in developing nations who are poor and hungry. WFP USA unites corporations, organizations, foundations, and individuals in the United States to end world hunger. Now more than ever we are needed. Now that the number of hungry people in the world has reached an unconscionable high of 1.02 billion—the highest number since 1970—we must meet that need. WFP USA raises funds, generates resources, builds awareness, and seeks support for the fight against hunger. Our work in the United States helps WFP provide lifesaving food assistance and implement targeted nutritional interventions throughout the world’s poorest countries. Typhoons, droughts, floods, and earthquakes, such as the one that nearly destroyed Haiti, strike without warning and make our work all the more critical. In Haiti, WFP was on the ground within 24 hours of the catastrophe, as it is in many other countries, opening corridors for relief trucks and delivering ready-to-eat meals and high-energy biscuits.
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On the heels of the food and fuel crises, the global economic crisis of 2009 raged through the world, tightening credit, lowering incomes, increasing unemployment, and reducing access to food by the poor. WFP was compelled to expand its target operations from 70 million people in 73 countries at the beginning of 2008 to more than 83 million in 2009. In 2010, WFP aims to feed more than 90 million people in over 70 countries. For as long as it takes, WFP USA will be there to help.
How your gifts changed lives in 2009 $1,000 built four community fuel-efficient stoves
$5,000 provided nutritious food for 70 pregnant or new mothers
$25,000 distributed supplementary vitamins and minerals to 5,000 children
$50,000 fed 1,000 schoolchildren for an entire school year
Chairman of the Board
2009 was a challenging year for the
nonprofit sector, but we are pleased to report that WFP USA successfully met the challenge and emerged refocused and with a renewed dedication to ending global hunger. Chief among our strengths is a clear alignment with WFP. We share a single unified mission and goal: a world without hunger. One of our greatest strengths is our Board of Directors which has deepened in diversity and extended in breadth and depth. In 2009 we enlisted impassioned new members in the cause of ending global hunger. By so doing, we have better positioned WFP USA to withstand changes in domestic or government policy, changes in U.S. economic conditions, and changes in the political environment. 2010 has already provided us the great good fortune to look to Richard Leach at the helm of our organization as president and CEO.
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With Richardâ€™s passion, energy, and dedication guiding us, our dedicated team at WFP USA will find ever more creative and productive means to help WFP bring food, emergency relief, and most importantly, hope to those who need it most. WFP USA is already established as the leading global hunger organization in the United States. We have the knowledge and means to help those who suffer most in the world. Our proven ability to raise public awareness about global hunger and our skill in garnering public and private resources stand us in good stead
to bring malnutrition and poverty to an end. However, we are just beginning to see our organizationâ€™s full potential as we align ourselves more completely with WFP. Our best days are ahead. And they need to be because our mission of ending global hunger is so imperative. WFP is on the front lines and in the public eye. Directly behind, WFP USA stands ready to serve. Whether by urging U.S. government officials to action or raising private sector funds, we focus the spotlight securely on the problem. And have no doubt, the problem can and will be solved. With more people going hungry in the world today than at any time in the last 40 years, failure is not an option. Given the continued help and commitment of our friends and donors, we can and will eliminate global hunger. Thanks so much for your past support. Let us now build on our momentum and work to bring hope to the tens of millions in need.
President & CEO
While the overall number of people suffering from
hunger grew to over 1 billion in 2009, events of the past year may also represent a positive turning point in the fight against global hunger. It may be remembered as the year when an unprecedented effort to address global hunger was launched by the U.S. government with the broad support and commitment of other nations and institutions. The private sector —individuals, foundations, and corporations— has enthusiastically embraced the initiative and provided resources and expertise.
agricultural development efforts to help smallholder farmers break the cycle of poverty. This approach addresses the full spectrum of hunger—urban and rural, chronic and acute—and provides a path towards economic development for the smallholder farmers, primarily women, who comprise over 500 million of those who suffer from chronic hunger.
The world has long possessed the knowledge and capacity to end global hunger. What has been lacking is the political will and sustained leadership within the public and private sectors. The requisite political will and leadership now exist. This moment is unprecedented.
The Roadmap to End Global Hunger has provided the primary vehicle for WFP USA to help shape the initiative. The Roadmap, developed at the beginning of 2009 in collaboration with a broad coalition of NGOs, defined the specific elements of a comprehensive strategy and described the needed coordination among government agencies. It has provided the basis for our regular discussions with government officials.
WFP USA has worked to ensure that the initiative is comprehensive and that it includes emergency food assistance to help those affected by natural disasters and civil conflict, safety net and nutrition programs to ensure that vulnerable populations such as young children have access to required nutrients, and
We are poised for success. With the continued commitment of government and the active engagement of the private sector, we can eradicate global hunger. As always, thank you for your commitment and passion. Together, we can turn destitution and despair into hope and opportunity. We have never had a better opportunity to achieve this goal and we must not relent.
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Through U.S. leadership at the G-8, G-20 and UN General Assembly meetings, the international community embraced a global initiative to help the world’s poorest countries lift their populations out of hunger and poverty. Unlike past efforts, this initiative focuses on both the immediate needs and long-term causes of hunger.
Emergency Relief and Response
WFPâ€™s assistance to Filipino families affected by Tropical Storm Ketsana includes programs like Food for Assets, which provides people with food in exchange for work rebuilding their communities.
Hunger Fact #1: Even before the earthquake, 1.9 million
people in Haiti needed assistance to stave off hunger.
As the initial emergency phase wound down, WFP partnered with the Haitian government to empower the Haitian people to rebuild their livelihoods and communities. Cash and food-for-work programs support agricultural rehabilitation and reconstruction of infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Local purchase of food boosts Haiti’s struggling markets and puts cash in the pockets of poor local farmers. WFP continues to target Haiti’s most vulnerable people—schoolchildren, pregnant and nursing women, children under age 5, orphans, and hospital patients—making sure they get the food and nutrition assistance they require. In preparation for the dangerous hurricane season, WFP prepositioned food, trucks, and other lifesaving supplies to provide Haitians with the necessary foundations for the continued reconstruction of their country.
When disaster strikes, WFP USA raises
funds to put WFP first on the ground. In 2009, funds went to support emergency relief and response operations in the Philippines and the Horn of Africa, as well as many other of the world’s poorest countries. This year, the generosity of American donors has allowed WFP USA to support WFP’s indispensable work in Haiti.
The Philippines In September 2009, Tropical Storm Ketsana hit the Philippines, submerging 80 percent of Manila under water, only to be followed by two subsequent storms which took lives, destroyed homes, roads and bridges, and left more than 1 million Filipinos in distress. WFP USA helped WFP to launch an emergency operation that not only delivered nearly 29,000 tons of food assistance to 1 million people over a 3-month period, but also provided two heavy-lift helicopters for use by the humanitarian community and offered logistical support to the Filipino government.
Haiti An earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter scale struck some 10 miles from Port-au-Prince, destroying the country’s infrastructure, killing more than 220,000 people, injuring some 300,000, and displacing more than 1 million. WFP USA leapt into action to help WFP bring in immediate food assistance and save lives. Within three months of the disaster, WFP had reached almost 3.5 million Haitians. This was the largest and most complex emergency operation WFP ever launched.
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Horn of Africa Throughout 2009, millions of people in the Horn of Africa faced a deadly mix of persistent drought, scanty seasonal rains, internal conflict, and continuing sky-rocketing food prices. With help from WFP USA, WFP is providing food assistance to 20 million people in the region. Yet the
numbers of hungry people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and northern Uganda are expected to rise. “It will take some time for us to get food for ourselves,” said Lelesara, a farmer in Kenya who worries not only for her family but also for her livestock. “And our animals will take time to grow healthy and produce milk and offspring.”
Daily school meals help children break the cycle of poverty and become healthy, productive adults.
Hunger Fact #2: Currently, 75 million
school-age children do not attend school.
The school meals program, WFP’s flagship
program, helps make sure children don’t go hungry and do go to school. The idea is simple, the impact huge. Often parents in the developing world keep their children at home to work in the fields or care for younger siblings rather than sending them to school. If a parent must choose between educating a son or daughter, it is generally the son who goes to school. The school meals program changes that. By holding out the promise of at least one nutritious meal a day, the program offers parents a powerful incentive to send girls as well as boys to school and keep them there. Schools provide breakfast or lunch, and some even give girls take-home rations for the family in exchange for their regular school attendance. When school meals are offered, more children than ever before—and more of them girls—are attending school, thus improving their prospects for a brighter future.
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developing countries were undernourished; $3.2 billion was needed annually to provide a basic school meal to all these children; and WFP school meals programs reached 20.7 million children worldwide.
Among the countries offering school meals programs are: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, El Salvador, Ghana, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Tajikistan, Uganda, Yemen, and Zimbabwe. In 2009, a new school meals program was implemented in Iraq. It benefits 172,000 Iraqi children in primary schools in eight of the country’s poorest districts. Long-term goals of the school meals program are to achieve universal primary school education by 2015, and eventually to enable local governments to operate the programs on their own. In the past 45 years, 42 countries, including Azerbaijan, China, Ecuador, and Peru, have taken over school meals programs from WFP.
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School meals programs boost school attendance and promote better academic performance. When combined with programs that treat malaria, offer HIV/AIDS prevention education and de-worming measures (to combat soiltransmitted intestinal worms), the benefits to children increase dramatically.
Focus on Women
Eight out of 10 people engaged in farming in Africa are women.
Hunger Fact #3: It is estimated that 60 percent
of the worldâ€™s chronically hungry people are women.
Women form the nucleus of the family and the
front line against hunger. In many developing countries they are the lifeblood of the farming and agricultural communities, making up the majority of agricultural laborers, and producing 60-80 percent of the food. Women control $14 trillion in worldwide assets and are the wage earners in one out of three households worldwide.
Women are the gateway to the family. They lie at the heart of the solution to hunger. Consequently, in every emergency, WFP sends women to the front of the line to receive food assistance, knowing they will distribute it to the entire family.
to raise funds for programs focused on women and awareness about the vital role of women and girls in the developing world. When food is scarce, poverty and hunger increase. The most vulnerable peopleâ€” women and childrenâ€”suffer most. Empowering women can break this cycle, creating an opportunity for change.
WFP targets pregnant women to reduce the incidence of malnourished newborns. Keeping women and girls healthy strengthens a society. Educating women and girls not only gives them hope for the future, but also improves the prospects for the generation to come.
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WFP USA works diligently in America
In many places, such as Africa and Asia, most of the skilled farmers are women. Women tend to re-invest their resources in their families and their communities. By promoting gender equality, children and men as well as women will benefit, for countries with greater gender equality tend to have lower poverty rates.
High-energy biscuits are easy to distribute and provide a quick solution to improve nutrition in an emergency.
Hunger Fact #4: Iron deficiency impairs the mental development of
40-60 percent of children ages 6-24 months in developing countries.
Five Key Products What WFP delivers to provide protein and energy and sustain life: n Fortified Blended Foods—blends of partially precooked and milled cereals, soya, beans and pulses (grains or seeds), fortified with vitamins and minerals. Corn soya blend is most commonly distributed, but wheat soya blend may be substituted. n Ready-to-Use Foods—typically containing vegetable fat, dry skimmed milk, malt dextrin, sugar, and whey—these are well suited to meet the nutritional needs of young and moderately malnourished children. n High-Energy Biscuits—wheat-based biscuits fortified with minerals and vitamins that provide energy and needed calories. n Micronutrient Powder—one individual sachet of this tasteless powder contains the recommended daily intake of 16 vitamins and minerals for one person, and can be sprinkled over prepared food. n Compressed Food Bars—composed of baked wheat flour, vegetable fat, sugars, soya protein concentrate and malt extract—these are provided in disaster relief operations when local food cannot be prepared or distributed.
It’s not just any food, it’s the right food
for the right people at the right time. Different cultures have different tastes and food sensitivities. WFP, with help from WFP USA, provides culturally appropriate, nutrientenhanced food assistance to the most vulnerable people at critical stages of their lives.
High-energy biscuits and nutritious, ready-to-eat foods fortified with vitamins and minerals arrive within hours of a disaster. More substantial sustenance follows within days. The focus is always on the country’s preferences, quality of food, and proper nutrition.
Child hunger is not only a moral consideration, it is an economic one as well. Hunger saps a child’s energy and robs his or her country of a productive citizen. The costs of malnutrition to the productivity of a nation are staggering. This is why nutrition concerns cut across all WFP operations and programs. Whether providing a nutritious meal to a child in school or distributing fortified food supplies in the wake of a disaster, the message is the same: proper food promotes healthy lives, which in turn promote healthy economies.
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When pregnant women and nursing mothers are well nourished, the risk to their infants of low birth weight is greatly reduced. So, too, is the incidence of impaired mental development. Food fortified with micronutrients can prevent deficiencies in iron, iodine, and vitamins A, B, C, and D. Tragically, such deficiencies can result in irreparable damage to a developing child’s mind and body. But a golden window of
opportunity exists in the first 1,000 days of life. If a child receives basic food enhanced with the necessary micronutrients during this time, malnutrition can be averted.
Shaping U.S. Public Policy
Shaping U.S. public policy By focusing on global hunger, the United States can help children all over the world access the food they need to learn and grow.
Hunger Fact #5: 1.02 billion people
do not have enough to eat—more than the populations of the United States, Canada, and the European Union combined. Pillars of the Roadmap The Roadmap incorporates four crosscutting pillars to address hunger in the short, intermediate, and long term: 1) improved emergency response and management efforts to save lives by providing immediate assistance; 2) support for the development of safety net systems, so that countries can institute school meals programs, voucher programs, and other efforts to prevent vulnerable populations from becoming destitute; 3) nutrition programs to guarantee that certain nutritionally at-risk populations, particularly mothers and young children, receive the complete set of calories and nutrients they require; 4) agriculture and infrastructure development programs to increase the productivity and profitability of smallholder farmers, thus breaking the cycle of hunger among the vast majority of the world’s poor who live in rural areas and rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.
In February 2009, WFP USA and a coalition
of NGOs launched the Roadmap to End Global Hunger, which outlines a landmark, holistic approach to a problem that relentlessly preys on the world’s collective conscience. Shortly thereafter, the Roadmap Act legislation, introduced by Representatives Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), followed. The Roadmap garnered the support of more than 40 international NGOs and has played a significant role in forming a comprehensive United States initiative to address global hunger and food security.
Now more than ever a strategy is needed to end world hunger. Now more than ever the political will to implement such a strategy stands strong. Never has sustained leadership at the highest levels of our government, extending to President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Agriculture Thomas J. Vilsack, and other members of the Cabinet, been more apparent. As Richard Leach, president and CEO, WFP USA, said in his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs in reference to the GHFSI: “This initiative represents the true spirit and heart of America. An unprecedented opportunity to finally alleviate global hunger is at hand. Through our combined efforts we can transform the world. We must not relent.”
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In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama promised the people of poor nations that the United States would work alongside them to make their “farms flourish and let clean waters flow; to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds.” Following up on that pledge, the Obama administration announced the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative (GHFSI), which incorporates the Roadmap’s four pillars and focuses on the world’s poorest and most food insecure countries. The GHFSI seeks to address the full spectrum of hunger: urban and rural, chronic and acute. It is unparalleled in its comprehensiveness, its mobilization of the international community, and its marshalling of new resources. As recom-
mended in the Roadmap, the United States has created a high-level Executive Branch Office to oversee the GHFSI and ensure close coordination among the multiple government agencies with roles in addressing global hunger.
World Hunger Relief 2009 raised a record-breaking $22.5 million for WFP and other hunger relief efforts, helping provide more than 90 million meals to the worldâ€™s poorest people.
World Hunger Relief 2009
Global Ambassador and Spokesperson for the World Hunger Relief campaign, multi-Grammy Awardwinner Christina Aguilera, was inspired to become involved by her trip to Guatemala where she saw WFP programs in action. Yum! Brands generously extended its support to Haiti earthquake relief operations and has underwritten a public service announcement on Haiti in which Aguilera and the great humanitarian Muhammad Ali appeal to the U.S. public for help.
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World Hunger Relief, an annual campaign by Yum! Brands—parent company of KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s, and A&W All-American Food Restaurants— is the world’s largest private sector hunger relief effort. Since its inception in 2007, the campaign has raised nearly $60 million to support WFP and other hunger relief agencies. Yum! Brands was named WFP’s Partner of the Year recently and has supported hunger relief efforts for more than a decade. The company has more than 37,000 restaurants in 110 countries and over 1 million team members engaged in the cause, volunteering 6 million hours last year alone. Yum! Brands CEO David Novak sits on the WFP USA board of directors and has pledged through a Clinton Global Initiative commitment that his company will contribute at least
$80 million over a five-year period to WFP and other hunger relief organizations. After visiting WFP operations in El Salvador, Novak announced that Yum! Brands would donate the first $1 million raised by World Hunger Relief 2009 to WFP food assistance in El Salvador. After a visit to Haiti in 2008, Novak committed the first $1 million from the 2008 campaign to WFP assistance in Haiti.
proud to celebrate a five-year successful partnership with International Paper and is grateful to its committed and generous employees.
International Paper’s Coins 4 Kids™ program has helped WFP provide thousands of meals to Kenyan children whose families were affected by severe drought in 2009.
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n Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has given generously to WFP USA since 1997. The company supports WFP’s mission to break the cycle of hunger and poverty among the world’s poorest children. In 2010, ADM extended its giving reach to those in Haiti devastated by the earthquake, and as of this year, the company’s cash and in-kind food contributions have totaled more than $4 million. n Through a combination of corporate grants, robust and creative employee-giving programs, and donations from other generous supporters, International Paper’s Coins 4 Kids™ program has raised nearly $5 million, guaranteeing that thousands of schoolchildren in poverty-stricken areas near Nairobi, Kenya, receive a nutritious daily meal. WFP USA is
n Other multinational companies have also shown enthusiastic support for WFP’s efforts to address nutritional deficiencies among the world’s most vulnerable populations, especially children. H. J. Heinz Company, Kraft Foods, Royal DSM N.V., and Unilever are assisting WFP to
shape its nutrition strategy and identify innovative approaches to ensure that children receive the right foods at the right time.
DSM CEO Feike Sijbesma:
“Now more than ever our commitment is needed to address the real issues the world is facing.” Heinz Chairman, President, & CEO William R. Johnson:
“At Heinz we believe no human being should want for food and essential nutrients.”
Kraft Foods Chairman & CEO Irene Rosenfeld:
“Together, we will address both nutritional deficiencies and their underlying social and economic causes.”
Unilever CEO Paul Polman:
“I am convinced the only way to combat an issue as complex as hunger is through driving stronger public-private partnerships….”
Hats Off To The Restaurateurs The Palm Restaurant Group has graciously committed to raising at least $100,000 for WFP’s Fill the Cup campaign to help feed impoverished school children in developing nations around the world. From October 2009 through October 2011, a portion of the proceeds from The Palm’s jumbo Nova Scotia lobster dish, ordered at any one of its 26 restaurants across the United States, will go to the campaign. Four other fine restaurants—TAG Restaurant in Denver, Colorado, and Inside Park at St. Bart’s, Dos Caminos, and Convivio in New York City—participated in the Fill the Cup campaign by featuring a new grains dish on their menus. Twenty-five percent of the proceeds from each dish funded WFP school meals programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It costs just 25 cents to fill the bright red cup with vitamin-enhanced porridge, rice, or beans and feed a child in school.
World Food Day October 16
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More than 100 nations participated in World Food Day, whose theme was “Achieving food security in times of crisis.” As supporters marked the day, all noted with sorrow that as the number of hungry people in the world surpasses 1 billion, the need is now more than ever. American corporate supporters stepped up in droves on World Food Day to boost awareness about global hunger. Bloomberg
joined the cause by limiting the availability of snacks and beverages in its food courts worldwide. PepsiCo, Inc. hosted information tables at its headquarters and provided employees with samples of a typical WFP ration of rice and beans. Additionally, PepsiCo, a leader in logistical efficiency, has launched a long-term partnership with WFP to help improve the agency’s existing logistical capacity, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Generous donors have provided relief to many in Guatemala, the country with the highest rate of chronic malnutrition in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In Recognition 2009
WFP USA is deeply grateful to the following individuals who have given generously and often to help advance WFP’s essential programs and operations throughout the world.
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n Charles Almond, through the Almond Family Foundation, focuses his philanthropy on WFP’s school meals and mother-and-child health and nutrition programs in Guatemala. Believing that it is imperative to target the cyclical nature of hunger— malnutrition passed from mother to child—and having a strong personal interest in Guatemala, Almond has donated more than $300,000 to these programs since 2007. n Janine and Wayne, donors from Tennessee, trace their involvement with WFP to their daughters. One had a friendship with a young woman from Germany when both were high-school exchange students in Paraguay. The girls remained close
through the years and when their daughter’s friend spoke of the poverty and hunger she witnessed in Guatemala while working there in an orphanage, Janine and Wayne were moved to channel their gift-giving to that extremely needy country. They have also been inspired to contribute to WFP by the tales of human want and need relayed by their other daughter, who has lived in several developing countries and seen the ravages of poverty and hunger firsthand. n Douglas Payne, M.D., and his wife, Geraldine, have been loyal donors to WFP USA since 2001. Impressed by WFP’s ability to provide food to those most in need, especially in times of disaster, Dr. and Mrs. Payne typically give unrestricted gifts, allowing WFP to determine where their funds will have the greatest impact. They know that WFP implements many vital programs worldwide that are less known than its emergency response operations and trust that their annual contributions make a difference wherever they are used. n Our gratitude also goes out to Bob Dylan, who donated the international royalties in perpetuity of his Christmas 2009 album, Christmas in the Heart, to help WFP feed those who are going hungry across the world. (In the UK, Crisis UK is the recipient.)
WFP Committee Program
Only two years old, the entirely volunteer-run, grassroots WFP Committee Program is active in 23 states across the United States. The committees are composed of impassioned volunteers from all walks of life: stay-at-home parents, working professionals, students, and retirees. Committee members write letters to newspaper and magazine editors, speak out in public, hold fundraisers, and meet with government, business, civic, and religious leaders to raise awareness about global hunger.
On November 19, the WFP Committee of San Francisco held its second annual silent auction, “Celebrate Locally, Feed Globally: Local San Francisco Makes a World of Difference,” to benefit WFP USA. Sponsored by the Symantec Electronic Health Group and with live entertainment by Huntin’nanny, the event featured items such as guitar lessons, self-defense classes, books, and museum tickets donated by local Bay Area businesses. More than 150 people attended and $11,000 was raised. “People were happy to spend money on such a good cause,” said Committee Leader Julia Feldman.
Eighth Annual Awards Ceremony
Summit on Global Hunger
WFP USA honored Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and the WFP Committee of San Francisco for their work in combating global hunger. Representative DeLauro, a long-time advocate for hunger alleviation, received the George McGovern Leadership Award. The inaugural Global Citizenship Award went to the WFP Committee of San Francisco for its exceptional volunteer work.
WFP USA greeted supporters from around the country as they gathered in Washington, DC, to meet with Members of Congress and participate in panel discussions focused on gender issues, the global economic crisis, and hunger in regions of the world such as Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Among the Summit’s many sponsors were: American Farm Bureau Federation, AriZona Beverage, BMF Media, Congressional Hunger Center, CropLife America, Sealed Air Corporation, World Cocoa Foundation/Mars Incorporated/Nestlé, and World Initiative for Soy in Human Health.
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WFP USA President’s Circle WFP USA gratefully acknowledges support from the following individuals and groups in 2009, who represent the WFP USA President’s Circle. Every gift is critical to our work, including those under $5,000, which we do not have space to list here. Platinum Circle ($500,000+)
Anonymous Diamond Circle ($100,000–$499,999)
Anonymous (2) Charles Almond Virginia Mitchell Randell Charitable Fund Gold Circle ($25,000–$99,999)
Anonymous (4) Jonas Brothers’ Change for the Children Foundation Menu for Hope Network for Good Sergeant Major Robert A. Smith The Wailers/I Went Hungry
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Silver Circle ($10,000–$24,999)
Anonymous (7) Dr. A. G. Alias Noelie Alito The Apatow Family Foundation, Inc. Astor Street Foundation, Inc. Jonathan and Jennifer Blum Larry and Shari Braun Ulysses and Doris Bridgeman The Calico Fund Changing The Present John Chen
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Druskin Family Foundation, Inc. Brooke & Jeff Fesperman/ Southern Star, Inc. The Phyllis M. and James W. Ford Fund Give BIG Destin, Florida GreaterGood.org The Guacamole Fund Elaine and Ken Langone Jonathan Mark and Donna Sakson The Miller-Wehrle Family Foundation Peters Family Foundation Richard and Ann Pozen, in honor of Alexis Pozen Slightly Stoopid Carl W. Stern and Holly Hayes Sulian Tay Kent and Leslie Taylor United Way The Walters Family Foundation, Inc. WFP Committee of San Francisco Junghye June Yeum Bronze Circle ($5,000–$9,999)
Anonymous (8) A Princeton Christmas Vesna Bailey Joseph Balwierczak Steven and Pamala Barger John Barker
Samuel Berger Churchill Charitable Fund Decade Charitable Lead Annuity Trust Sarah and Paul Densen Charitable Foundation Directions for Rural Action Fund Roger and Deborah Eaton Sandra Anne Frazier Mary Jane Helenek Help Darfur Now Ellen Jones Andrew Marinelli: One Man, One Bike, One Fight Johanna Osman Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Payne Kelly Perry and Matthew Leerberg Bonnie and Peter Raquet Laurance and Debra Roberts Ryan Family Charitable Foundation The Sacherman Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Michael Sadres The Saltsburg Fund, Don and Karen Lake Buttrey Karen Sendelback Ashish Shastry SocialVibe Michael Sojka The Stronge Family Foundation Judy Stubblefield Kevin Sturtevant and Steve Geishecker Siva Suresh Walter and Bessie Tavaska TOSA Foundation Pavneet and Neena Uppal The Walter Family Foundation Laura Warren-Bock Edwin and Shirley Woldar Family Foundation
Corporate and Foundation Partners $5,000,000+
Yum! Brands, Inc.
Agrium, Inc. Altria Group, Inc. Bank of America Bloomberg Exxon Mobil Corporation General Mills, Inc. IDEXX Monsanto Company Oprah’s Angel Network Sony Pictures Entertainment TNT USA Inc.
Cargill Caterpillar, Inc. $500,000–$999,999
International Paper Foundation PepsiCo Foundation $100,000–$499,999
Adobe Foundation Archer Daniels Midland Company H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Kemin Industries, Inc. Kraft Foods Foundation Kraft Foods, Inc. Palm Restaurant Group Religious Conference Management Association The Boeing Company The Mosaic Foundation The Walmart Foundation
AriZona Beverage Co. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Employee Giving BB&T Corporation Bunge North America Chippewa Valley Bean Co., Inc. Cisco Employee Giving Creative Alliance Doctors in Training.com, LLC DSM North America G100 Geodis Wilson USA, Inc.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. Google.org Fund of Tides Foundation Google Employee Giving Harshaw Trane Humana, Inc. Intercontinent Chartering Corporation JVC Enterprises Kindred Healthcare, Inc. KPMG L.L.P. Maersk Line, Limited Marie Claire Microsoft Corporation Morgan Stanley Employee Giving R.F. Technologies, Inc. SAP America, Inc. Sealed Air Corporation Stites & Harbison, PLLC Terra World Trade, Inc. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. The Kresge Foundation Traffic Tactics.com, Inc. Tulle Unilever Western Union Foundation World Cocoa Foundation
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Statement of Activities Year ended December 31, 2009 (with comparative totals for 2008)
Grants and Expenses* program expenses
Grants To WFP 20,725,377 17,822,429 Other Program Expenses 1,788,097 2,220,800
total program expenses 22,513,474
general and administrative 1,244,068 429,127 fundraising 2,108,799 2,067,389 total grants and expenses 25,866,341 22,539,745
Support and Revenue donations special events
Donations 125,759 50,000 Special Events Expenses Incurred (45,267) (27,775)
donations received in-kind 18,453 6,000 interest income 66,764 71,434
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total support and revenue 19,594,353 23,908,951
*Note: In 2009, WFP USAâ€™s Grants and Expenses exceeded our Revenue by more than $6.2 million. This is due primarily to the manner in which the organization recognized pledges. WFP USA recognizes pledges (revenue) in the year they are made, even if the funds are not received until a later year. In prior years, the grant (expense) was recognized in the year the funds were distributed to a grantee. Starting in 2009, with the support of our independent auditors, WFP USA changed this policy and now recognizes both pledges (revenue) and grants (expense) in the same year. The transition to this policy resulted in recognition of millions in additional grants in 2009. The current and previous procedures are both in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
WFP Programs Supported by WFP USA in 2009 special operations (SO) 1% Nutrition 6% School Feeding 19% world hunger relief [greatest need] 54% Emergency Operations (EMOP) 2% other 18%
WFP USA 2009 Expenditures
general and administrative
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In 2009, your contributions helped the World Food Program feed millions of people in 21 countries. WFP USA Designation of Funds by Region in 2009 World Hunger Reliefâ€“ Greatest Need 52%
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other 19% asia 13% africa 12% latin america & caribbean 3% Middle East, Central Asia & Eastern Europe 1%
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CASH A gift of cash is one of the easiest ways to help. You can mail a check or money order (payable to World Food Program USA), call us, or donate online by credit card, debit card, electronic check, or PayPal. Visit www.wfpusa.org/donate. RECURRING GIFTS Become a Hero Fighting Hunger and make a recurring donation. Automatic contributions can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually with a credit card or checking account. Monthly giving allows WFP to work more efficiently. It’s easy and convenient to set up, and you can change the amount or frequency at any time. TRIBUTE AND MEMORIAL GIFTS Honor someone special in your life or recognize an important event—a birthday, wedding, graduation—with a memorial or commemorative gift.
MATCHING GIFTS Ask if your employer will match your charitable gift to World Food Program USA. Employers sometimes double or even triple your donation. GIFTS OF STOCK If you own stock or other investments that have increased in value, you may be able to take advantage of additional tax savings by donating part of the profits to World Food Program USA. WILLS AND BEQUESTS Join our Legacy Society and leave a legacy or bequest for World Food Program USA in your will. No matter your financial circumstances, this is an important and thoughtful way to make a gift.
OTHER PLANNED GIFT OPTIONS Make a planned gift today and help WFP deliver food and save lives now and into the future. Among the many advantages of planned gifts are income tax and estate tax benefits, recognition, and the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference. Contact us to learn more about: n Donating Unneeded Life Insurance n Donating IRAs or other Retirement Assets n Donating through a Charitable Trust
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Khaliah S. Ali
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Frank Mitchell Corso, Jr.
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World Food Program USA (WFP USA) is a nonprofit organization that builds support in the United States to end global hunger. WFP USA engages...