The World Food Program expanded food assistance, particularly to pregnant women and children, to assist the people of Haiti, who have been particularly susceptible to the skyrocketing price of food.
As food prices rise, many of us can give up desserts or meat once or twice a week to save money. For people making less than $1 a day, the choice is much harder. The poorest country in the Western hemisphere, Haiti has been particularly vulnerable to rising food costs. The World Food Program is doing all it can to help the people of Haiti by organizing voucher-based food distribution to the neediest families, expanding programs for pregnant women and continuing school meals into summer vacation.
WFP distributes food in Haiti's poorest areas, especially to the most vulnerable groups such as breastfeeding mothers, young children, and approximately 290,000 school children.
WFP is working to feed the most vulnerable populations during this crisis, and to mobilize world attention and support to stave off future disasters. WFP also supports local purchase to help farmers support their own communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).