School Meals - WFP
With the aim of undertaking increasingly innovative social responsibility
activities, UniCredit and Mastercard have decided to work together to
support the World Food Programme’s (WFP) “School Meals”.
The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world’s largest humanitarian organisation assisting an average of 80 million people every year in around 80 countries across the world.
The objective of the WFP’s “School Meals” Programme is to provide nutritious meals to children in schools in vulnerable communities around the world. WFP’s school meals provide significant assistance to families by supporting their children’s education and school attendance, by helping children to concentrate on their studying and learning, offering them the opportunity to lead a better life, while also reducing the cost on families and the community.
The aim of the initiative is also to make a significant contribution to achieving five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: no poverty; zero hunger; good health and well-being; quality education; gender equality.
The initiative provides all UniCredit customers who possess a Mastercard credit, debit or pre-paid card with the possibility to subscribe to an online platform
through which they donate 20 euro cents for a meal with every transaction they make.
The platform enables them to set a monthly maximum and to modify the amount, donation method and duration at any time.
This initiative was announced during the “CousCous Festival”, which took place in San Vito Lo Capo from 21 to 24 September, with an initial donation from UniCredit of € 10,000 - via the Fondazione - amounting to 50,000 school meals provided to schoolchildren in vulnerable countries, an amount that was doubled by an equivalent donation from Mastercard.
During the initiative’s actual launch, with the inception of the donations collection platform, UniCredit - via the Fondazione - and Mastercard decided to donate 1,000,000 meals (each contributing € 100,000) to pupils in Uganda.
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Fotografia WFP - WFP/Rein Skullerud