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Review for Friends of the World Food Program, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer for Friends of the WFP, I was priveledged enough to go to Nicaragua as a guest of the United Nations World Food Program, in July 2008. It was an amazing experience and even more amazing was how the WFP manage the logistics of feeding so many people so efficiently. We visited school feeding programs where the children get a hot meal every day at school. For many of these children, it is the only meal they each day. The WFP manage to feed these children with only 25c per meal. The WFP staff on the ground are from the region and know best what the needs of the people are. The operations are simple, effective and efficient! This is an organization that I completely respect and admire and happily trust that they will do the very best with all funds donated to them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Mother and Child Health Programs, School Feeding Programs and Food for Work Programs in Nicaragua.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue doing what they are doing but try and raise more awareness to the WFP in the USA

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I enjoy the well organised simplicity of this organization. They certainly are a superior logistics organization striving to end Global Hunger.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

local staff who knew the needs of the people they were servicing. The staff also had tremendous empathy and listened to the needs of their beneficiaries.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Feed 1,000,000 children at school in a developing country, for the whole school year.

Ways to make it better...

My experience could not have been better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

shortage of sufficient donations to end hunger.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Feeding children at school in countries where hunger is a problem, symbolizes hope to me. I see education and nourishment as the only way to end the continual cycle of poverty for all children of our generation. $50 per year can achieve this one child at a time!

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Role:  Volunteer & Volunteer by raising funds, awareness and advocacy for the for WFP Committe of Greenwich, CT. I went on a trip to Nicaragua to visit WFP programs in July 2008.