Frequently asked questions

Your donation is multiplied in value 18 times through our partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme. They provide emergency food and we deliver it to people in urgent need along with long-term food assistance programming including livelihood training and school meal programs to break the cycle of hunger.   

Food for work, food for training and school meals initiatives are all part of our food assistance programming. Food for work involves providing families with short-term rations in exchange for work on the building or rehabilitation of community infrastructure such as dams and roads. This helps to improve long-term food security and community resilience. Through food for training, community members learn new farming skills and other ways to sustainably increase their incomes. School meals provide children with nutritious food and encourage their attendance - maximising their chance to overcome poverty in the long term.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. For over two decades, World Vision has been partnering with the WFP to deliver food assistance.

The WFP provides food and supplies, while we ensure these reach those most in need. We also use our expertise in long-term development to deliver food as part of comprehensive food assistance programming -- including livelihoods training, school feeding programs and food for assets initiatives.

Should funds raised for the BIA exceed the amount required to fund World Vision's work in delivering food assistance and other essential supplies provided by the World Food Programme and other United Nations agencies, World Vision will use the excess funds in other work to help communities respond to the long-term effects of food insecurity.