On Sunday, May 29, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia, IMAX Parking lot thousand of people will once again converge and participate in the "End Hunger, Walk the World 2011." Participants will be joining the 2K walk, 5K run and 10K run respectively for one purpose... to help end hunger and feed hungry children in Mindanao.
UN World Food Program which heads the project and is headed by Stephen Anderson, Country Director and Representative for the Philippines aims to raise a minimum of P80,000. This amount will be used for the school feeding program composed mostly of high energy foods. The WFP is also targeting 450,000 food meals this year supported by 22 sponsors.
"It's better you do something, than sitting doing nothing," says Flow Galindez, a fellow blogger and host during the End Hunger Walk the World launching at Pizza Hut Park Square 1 in Makati City. Pizza Hut will be requesting 200 of their employees to join the event on the 29th.
The launching which was also dubbed as a "Bloggers Night" was attended by Cyril Gonzales, CSR Manager - Phil. Pizza Inc.; Stephen Anderson, Country Director and Representative - World Food Program; Bajeng Cruz, Sr. Brand Manager for Knorr - Uniliver Philippines Inc.; and Cecilia Casas, Country HR Director - TNT Express Worldwide.
Walk the World was founded in 2003. This will be its 8th year worldwide and the 4th year in the Philippines. Walk the World was able to raise some 46 Million Euros already.
"Start building a better future everyday," says Bajeng Cruz of Uniliver and indeed through this event we can do that.
WFP and its partners are passionate about taking action on this important issue and believe that everyone can help by joining Walk the World Pilipinas as a step towards ending hunger.
WHERE: SM Mall of Asia, IMAX Parking lot
WHEN: May 29, 2011, Sunday, 5:00-10:00AM
Join Walk the World Pilipinas today (www.walktheworld-pilipinas.org) – together we can end hunger.
It costs WFP just 10 pesos to provide a nutritious meal to a child at school. School feeding programmes also give parents an extra incentive to keep their children in school, and help to lay a healthy foundation for a better future for the young.
If you can’t join the walk in person, you can still get involved at http://wfp.org/walktheworld with photos, videos and donations.
- ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
- BratPack, Robinson’s Place, Manila
- BratPack, Greenbelt 5, Makati City
- Columbia, North Edsa, Quezon City
- Columbia, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
- Res Toe Run, Robinson’s Galleria, Pasig City
- Res Toe Run, Gateway Mall, Cubao
- The Travel Club, Trinoma, Quezon City
- The Travel Club, Newport Mall, Pasay City
- The Travel Club, Alabang Town Center, Alabang
- The North Face, Building A SM Megamall, Pasig
- The North Face, Mall of Asia, Pasay City
- Sanuk, The Block, SM North Edsa, Quezon City
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WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.
TNT is a global mail and express service company dedicated to provide delivery solutions to its customers in more than 200 countries. Since 2002, it has committed its knowledge, skills and resources to support WFP in its life saving effort. To date TNT has invested €46 million in the partnership in the form of hands-on support in emergencies, knowledge transfer projects to help WFP to be more efficient and effective, and advocacy and fundraising activities. On top of this, TNT employees have raised an additional €9 million for WFP’s School Feeding Projects. TNT founded Walk the World in 2003 as an engagement event for its employees.
Unilever works to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others. It is one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods. It operates in over 170 countries and has leading positions in many of the emerging markets. Unilever products are present in more than half the households on the planet and are used over two billion times a day.
DSM is a life sciences and materials sciences company. In April 2007, DSM and WFP joined forces to ensure the nutritional needs of WFP beneficiaries are met through the creation of cost-effective micronutrient interventions to improve the general food basket.
For more information please contact:
WFP- Angeli Mendoza (+632 750 2561 local 2420; firstname.lastname@example.org)
TNT- Rachelle Neri (+632 551 0918 loc. 349; +639178339704; email@example.com)
Unilever- Liza Vengco (+632 588-7342; +639175612434; firstname.lastname@example.org)