Instant noodles are extremely useful relief supplies in times of natural disaster. The NISSIN FOODS Group provides emergency support through WINA, of which NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS CEO Koki Ando currently serves as Chairman. NISSIN FOODS HOLDINGS assigns two employees to WINA as permanent staff members.
When major disasters occur in areas around the world, the NISSIN FOODS Group distributes food through local companies that are members of the World Instant Noodle Association (WINA) and organizations such as the International Red Cross. With the collaboration of over 53 companies, the Group donated 5.91 million instant noodle products since May 2008 through March 2018.
What is WINA?
The World Instant Noodles Association (WINA) is a worldwide industry organization that was established in 1997 on the proposal of Momofuku Ando for the purpose of contributing to development of the industry and dietary habits around the world. WINA regularly holds the Food Safety Conference and World Instant Noodles Summit, and supports emergency food aid efforts through the provision of instant noodles to natural disaster victims around the world. As of March 2018, WINA had 153 member companies and organizations in 25 countries and regions around the world.
According to the UN, some eight hundred million people around the world, or one in nine persons, suffer from hunger. In accordance with the spirit of founder Momofuku Ando expressed in the phase “Peace will come to the world when there is enough food,” the NISSIN FOODS Group actively supports the activities to eradicate hunger through the Japan Association for the World Food Programme (JAWFP), of which CEO Koki Ando serves as Chairman. The Group assigns a NISSIN FOOD employee to serve on their permanent staff. Since 2005, the Group has raised awareness among employees and stakeholders about world hunger through donating a portion of the sales from specific products to WFP and through the Hyakufukushi Project. Through these efforts the Group has donated a total of ¥260 million.
What is WFP?
Assisting 80 million women and children in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and times of conflict, and working with communities to improve nutrition and provide school meals. “WFP” is used here as a collective term for the United Nations organization “United Nations World Food Programme” and the accredited NPO “Japan Association for the World Food Program” that supports it.