Trimble announced a donation of $100,000 to World Food Program USA’s corporate partner program, ERASE HUNGER, raising funds in support of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)’s school meals program around the world.
In observance of World Food Day, Trimble’s donation will go toward supporting World Food Program USA’s campaign focused on supporting kids and their communities through a school meals program. Currently, 345 million people globally are acutely food insecure, and three million children a year die from hunger and hunger-related illness.
“The world is facing the largest global food crisis in modern history,” said Jim Chambers, vice president of agriculture for Trimble. “We recognize the importance of coming together to feed the world’s growing population. This donation serves as a small part toward our goal by providing staple meals, via schools, to children across the world.”
School meals not only improve children’s nutrition and health but serve as a vital social safety net. By ensuring children get a nutritious daily meal at school, this program incentivizes parents to send their children to school. It promotes academic achievement, school attendance and gender equity, by encouraging families to keep all kids in school. In 2022, the U.N. World Food Programme, the world’s largest provider of school meals, provided 22 million children with school meals, take-home rations and/or snacks.
“We thank Trimble for their generous support as we work to feed school children around the world. A child can’t learn if they’re hungry. WFP’s school meals program is essential to nourishing both body and mind,” said Barron Segar, president and CEO, World Food Program USA. “Private sector support is critical to helping us respond to the growing need as we face an unprecedented global hunger crisis.”
To learn how to get involved with or donate to World Food Program USA, visit: www.wfpusa.org.