Our Mission & Objective
The WFP Trust for India works to eradicate hunger and malnutrition, with women and children being the focus. We collaborate with public, private sectors, and the government to contribute towards overall survival, awareness, and development of nutritionally vulnerable and food-insecure populations. This is done while achieving national goals under SDG 2: Zero Hunger.
Former Prime Minister of India, late Mr. IK Gujral launched the WFP Trust for India and served as its first chairperson. The Trust continues to follow the path laid down by him for a hunger-free India as it seeks to be a catalyst in making this vision a reality.
Our Board of Trustees
The WFP Trust for India has had a history of high-profile trustees.
Rita Sarin is the Global Vice President & Country Director of The Hunger Project in India and leads a nationwide alliance of more than 40 organizations implementing strategies to empower women in local democracy. She has committed her life to igniting and sustaining the leadership sprit of elected women at the grassroots level in India.
Ms Sarin has had many successes channeling bilateral and multi-lateral partnerships and funding to strengthen the voice of grassroots women in local government and in society at large. In addition, she has successfully garnered the support of various government officials at all levels to broaden the scope of women’s role in local democracy as well as bridge the gap between the marginalized, poor and their government.
Prior to joining The Hunger Project, Ms Sarin served as a National Program Advisor for the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), in India.
Ms Sarin also represents many international and national Boards which include Girls Not Brides UK, ActionAid India, PRIA, Mobile Creches and plays a crucial role in working on issues of governance, strategies and partnerships.