Get walking to fight hunger this Sunday June 6!
A few days ago I posted a blog about how easy it is to make a difference in the fight against hunger. Let me just repeat the central point: For just 20 euro cents you can provide a child with a healthy and nutritious school meal for one day. In US dollars that would be 25 cents per day and 50 dollars per year. Nothing to most people in the developed world, but the difference between life and death to too many people in the developing world...
Now we're only 2 days away from Walk the World - the largest global fundraising event in support of the fight against hunger, and hopefully people all over the world are getting ready to walk on Sunday.
But what's going on behind the scenes? Who's making Walk the World
Well, the people who make Walk the World happen are all the people, hopefully including you, who put on your walking shoes and take to the streets. However, a lot of people are working behind the scenes to make it possible for people in more than 70 countries to walk. Here at WFP's HQ in Rome a great number of people are busy either coordinating events in Rome or assisting walkers and organisers all over the world. Our partners, TNT, Unilever and DSM, are also very busy coordinating and planning events, so that everything will run smoothly on Sunday. And in each country there are walk organisers who take care of every little detail of
their local event, be it small or big.
What kind of events are taking place?
Walk the World can be anything from a small employee BBQ to a large scale music concert with 15,000 participants. In Malawi, about 20,000 WFP school meal beneficiaries will be walking, and in Denmark people will walk to support WFP in a total of 24 cities all around this small Nordic country.
Some walks are closed to the public, but most walks are open and the organisers are ready to welcome you on Sunday! If you wanna support WFP's efforts to fight hunger you can join one of our walks or join our Virtual Walk. If you're looking for more information about the event, you can check out our website. Here you can find background info and cool videos from some of our celebrity supporters: soccer superstar Kaká and legendary reggae band The Wailers.
No matter where in the world you'll be walking, we look forward to welcoming you as we Walk the World to end hunger! See you on Sunday.