March 29, 2017

Bread for the World Congratulates New WFP Executive Director

Washington, D.C. – Bread for the World today congratulated former South Carolina governor David Beasley on his appointment as executive director of the World Food Program, an organization dedicated to ending world hunger. Beasley was appointed by the United Nations to a five-year term. He replaces outgoing executive director Ertharin Cousin.

The following statement can be attributed to Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World:

“Gov. Beasley is a true friend in the fight to end world hunger. We look forward to working closely with him and the World Food Program in the coming years.

“The World Food Program’s work is vital to ending hunger by 2030. Hundreds of millions of lives have been saved because of their work, and even more lives have been greatly improved. With the world still in the midst of a refugee crisis and with four countries facing famine, the World Food Program is needed now more than ever. It is imperative that the 115th Congress continues to fully fund this lifesaving organization.” 

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