Statement on the Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to World Food Programme

Statement attributable to Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO

October 9, 2020

“Congratulations to the World Food Programme for this well-deserved honor. Since its inception the World Food Programme has worked to alleviate global hunger, particularly in areas of conflict. They have seen firsthand how hunger and poverty not only follow in times of war, but can contribute to the rise of it.

“It is fitting that the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to the World Food Programme this year in particular, as the impact of a global pandemic is felt disproportionately by people living with poverty and hunger. Feeding America has seen the impact that the pandemic has had on food insecurity in the United States as our network of food banks work to provide additional resources to our neighbors in need.

“We hope this well-deserved honor shines a light on the millions of people here in the United States and around the world who are facing hunger.  Congratulations again to our partners at the World Food Programme and our deep gratitude for the work they do on behalf of people facing hunger every day.”


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