Federal President Joachim Gauck is Welthungerhilfe's patron. With this role, he is continuing the tradition of his predecessors. Every Federal President has been a patron of Welthungerhilfe since the organisation was founded in 1962.
Bärbel Dieckmann, President, and Wolfgang Jamann, Welthungerhilfe's Secretary General, would like to offer the Federal President their sincere thanks for accepting the role of patron of the organisation. "We are pleased that with new Federal President Joachim Gauck we have found a credible supporter who has been concerned about the realisation of freedom and democracy for many years. Our fight against hunger and poverty in the world can only be successful if people are free and able to demand their rights. Therefore we look forward to working with Mr. Gauck in the future."