Former Secretary of Agriculture, Dan Glickman, commits to increase awareness about global hunger, mobilize
support for hunger relief programs and activities, and generate resources for the World Food Program (WFP)
operations and other activities that alleviate hunger, by joining the board of the Friends of WFP.<br /><br />
Dan Glickman is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, a member of the Board of Directors of Friends of the World Food Program and served as US Secretary of Agriculture from 1995-2001.
The World Food Programme is the largest international food aid organization in the world and the United Nations' frontline agency in the fight against hunger. There are hundreds of millions of hungry people in the world today, and ten million people die of hunger or hunger-related diseases each year. WFP's ultimate goal is to eliminate hunger. Every year, the organization feeds an average of 90 million people in 80 countries and provides life-saving food in emergency situations. WFP relies entirely on voluntary contributions from governments, corporations, organizations, and individuals to operate.
Friends of WFP engages in advocacy, outreach, and fundraising activities for the World Food Programme, raising millions of dollars for the organization, building political support for US food aid programs, and increasing awareness of international hunger through media outreach and special events.