The U.N.’s World Food Programme, spearheaded by American President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961, won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
It’s an achievement well deserved for the organization, which is active in 83 countries, employing those who put their lives on the line every day to bring food and assistance to more than 100 million hungry children, women and men across the world.
“We’re looking for a vaccine for Covid; we have a vaccine for hunger — it’s called food,” said Executive Director David Beasley. “We have the food. We need the money and the access to solve it.”