RWC Sevens 2013 set to Tackle Hunger

(IRB.COM) Thursday 27 June 2013  
 
 RWC Sevens 2013 set to Tackle Hunger

  • IRB/WFP partnership continues in Moscow
  • Aim to raise awareness around WFPs work
  • Global Rugby family engaged and supporting Tackle Hunger
As all eyes turn to Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium this weekend for a hugely anticipated Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 and fans and followers both at the stadium and following the action online will be able to do their bit to help Tackle Hunger.

The Tackle Hunger partnership between the International Rugby Board and the World Food Programme (WFP) is now in its tenth year and continues to engage the global Rugby community, raising awareness of WFP’s work and drawing attention to the plight of the world's hungry.

While a proper diet helps athletes with their training and performance, access to nutritious food is vital for children growing up in conflict zones or facing drought or other natural disasters.

WFP works in many countries where Rugby is a developing sport, providing nutritious food through school meals programmes (see www.wfp.org/school-meals) or initiatives that focus on providing a nutritional foundation to children early in life so that they have a better chance to realise their full physical and intellectual potential.

The Tackle Hunger partnership raises awareness of WFP’s work feeding close to 100 million people each year and shows how the rugby community can support its activities in areas of the world where access to nutritious food cannot be taken for granted.

Look out for the Tackle Hunger banner at www.rwcsevens.com to find out how you can support the WFP's work to nourish bodies and minds.