Monday, September 29, 2008

Josette Sheeran - "Fill The Cup" 2008 CGI Meeting

Josette Sheeran
Cause: "Fill the Cup"
2008 Clinton Global Initiative meeting
New York
September 25, 2008

"Fill the Cup" is an international campaign to raise awareness and funds for the 59 million children in the world's developing countries, who go to school hungry. The campaign slogan and logo is based on the millions of plastic cups that WFP uses to handout porridge or other food rations to millions of school children around the world.

Shortly after joining WFP in April 2007, Executive Director Josette Sheeran was handed one of the millions of red cups that WFP uses to distribute its free school meals to young children. Scratched on the bottom of the cup was the name "Lily". Sheeran now never travels anywhere for WFP without a red cup in her luggage. It has become a powerful symbol of the difference that filling a cup with food can make to a hungry child's life.
[Source: "FAQ - Fill The Cup" WFP]

Photo by Jude Nagurney Camwell