TNT employees fight child hunger

On June 6, TNT employees worldwide helped raise money to provide a whole year of meals for 10,000 schoolchildren.

From Sydney to São Paulo, from Ouagadougou to Helsinki, TNT employees took to the streets and participated in the Walk the World event organised by the World Food Programme. The WFP wants to raise funds and awareness through this event. TNT is a main partner of the walk, together with DSM and Unilever.

Among the 150,000 participants in 70 countries were Peter Bakker, CEO of TNT, who joined the walk in Dutch Scheveningen and one TNT employee in New Zealand who braved stormy weather on his own as he created the smallest of the more than 150 walks worldwide.

“In an incredible wave of solidarity, the world came forward to say that child hunger is totally unacceptable,” said Josette Sheeran, WFP’s Executive Director. She added that Walk the World is an excellent example of how global partnerships, including those with the private sector, can make a huge impact in the fight against hunger.

Page publication date: 26 May 2011 0:31 CET