Midwest Food Bank congratulates the World Food Programme for receiving the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. We are thankful for the efforts of the WFP and fully agree that their impact is worthy of this world-class recognition.
WFP is a leading humanitarian organization and addresses hunger and promotes food security worldwide. In 2019, WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries. Midwest Food Bank is not affiliated with WFP but we share their vision of alleviating hunger and improving lives.
Like WFP, we see the challenges in food insecurity and hunger in the United States and across the globe. Sadly, 1 in 9 people on the planet do not have enough to eat. The work continues and many international organizations have made it a priority to achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030. We pray for the continued resources to meet the needs.
MFB has nine locations in the US and two international locations - Haiti and Kenya. Hunger and food insecurity in those international areas are particularly challenging due to many factors - fragile economies, political unrest, spiritual needs, environmental conditions, and this year the added challenge of COVID 19.
MFB produces a packaged meal called Tender Mercies to distribute to our partner non-profit agencies. Tender Mercies is the mainstay of our international feeding programs.
Here at MFB, we ask you to join us in praying for the 1 in 9 people that do not have enough to eat and for our mission to serve them alongside many other organizations like WFP.
To learn more about the work of Midwest Food Bank please click here to review our annual report.