Welthungerhilfe is one of the largest private aid organizations in Germany, without political or religious affiliation. Since Welthungerhilfe was founded in 1962 each sitting German President has been its patron. The Chair of the Board of Welthungerhilfe and the Board of Directors represent the organization externally and advise its Executive Management. The full-time Executive Management manages the activities of Welthungerhilfe.
The Chief Executive Officer and the other members of the Executive Management work on the basis of the statutes and resolutions of the General Assembly. According to the Articles of Association of Welthungerhilfe members of the organization include the President of the German Federal Parliament, the heads of German parliamentary groups, churches, associations and other groups.
The voluntary Ambassador Council advises the Board of Directors and the Executive Management on questions of public relations, advertising and positioning, while the Advisory Committee is responsible for questions regarding program policy.