Knorr fuels the fight to end hunger

Knorr is marking World Food Day by partnering with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide 1 million cooked meals for schoolchildren and help create a world in which nobody goes hungry.

Celebrating world food day

Children in a school in Indonesia - World Food Day 2014 promotion

On World Food Day on 16 October, Knorr will donate nutritious, cooked meals to schoolchildren in need in Kenya, Indonesia and the Philippines through WFP’s Home Grown School Meals programme.

Around one in nine people in the world – many of them children – do not receive enough food and nutrition for a healthy life and a strong future. Along with providing the right nutrition, WFP school meals act as a powerful incentive to get more of the 58 million children who don’t attend lessons into school.

Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, says: “Knorr’s partnership with the World Food Programme on World Food Day is an initiative that will help us drive positive long-term change and give children access to the nutritious food that can help them reach their full potential in life.” You can help to raise awareness by pledging your support for a world with zero hunger at wfp.org/pledge.

A world without hunger

Knorr is the first Unilever brand to support the UN’s Zero Hunger Challenge, an initiative that aims to eliminate hunger in our lifetime, through its partnership with WFP’s Home Grown School Meals programme.

Since 2007, Unilever has provided more than $26 million (€20.7 million) of support to the WFP to help improve the lives of families and communities through initiatives such as its school meals programme.

In countries such as Kenya, smallholder farmers will receive expert support from the WFP to help them produce higher yields of better quality crops which can then be provided to local schools. Women from local communities are then shown how to use this food as ingredients for cooking nutritious school meals. The meals not only provide school children with improved nutrition but also act as an incentive to attend class and receive an education towards a brighter future.

To help raise awareness by pledging support for zero hunger, learn more about the partnership and hear the stories from the local communities visit www.wfp.org/pledge and follow the conversation on social media using #1MILLIONMEALS.

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