The United States donates more food aid than the rest of the world. In 2016, over 795 million people suffered from chronic hunger and over 66 million were in urgent need of food due to natural disasters or human conflict. Wheat makes up on average 40% of all in-kind food aid from the U.S. each year.
Feeding the world is a driving motivation for many agricultural producers. The U.S. wheat industry is a champion of food aid programs that allow our high-quality wheat to reach those who otherwise would likely go without.
U.S. government food aid is distributed by private voluntary organizations around the world. A broad spectrum of American society participates in the giving and handling of food aid, including the farming, processing, transportation and distribution industries.
By using American-grown food in food aid, American hands and American infrastructure are involved throughout the entire operation, and we can ensure and stand by the quality of the food that is delivered.