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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 8,820
Sponsored by: CARE USA

Thanks to the efforts of CARE supporters like you, reforms included in the 2014 Farm Bill mark significant progress in the effort to modernize U.S. international food aid for the 21st century. But our work is not finished.

With the International Affairs Budget at constant risk of devastating cuts, we need the Foreign Affairs Committee to know that we support feeding hungry men, women, and children — and doing it more effectively.

These food aid programs have fed billions of people in poverty and crisis since the 1950s. We need to ensure that we continue to make these critical programs more cost-effective and supportive of local, small scale farmers — many of whom are women.

We can't let this life-saving work stall — not when so many depend on it.

Tell the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, to support a strong International Affairs Budget, including a strong investment in international food aid programs. Let them know that you want their support for modernizing our food aid system for the 21st century: a food aid system that supports women and their families in poverty efficiently and effectively.

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To whom it may concern,

CARE's decades of work in emergency food assistance have shown us the importance of using the most efficient and effective response to meet the needs of women, men, and children during a crisis.

Congress made notable progress in the 2014 Farm Bill, increasing the flexibility of the U.S. government and partners like CARE to buy food locally when it can be cheaper and faster to respond to a food crisis and to rely on cash to support non-emergency programs instead of shipping and selling U.S. food in local markets, where it can undercut the same small-scale farmers that programs are designed to support.

These reforms to the U.S. international food aid system are significant and important. And in a time of constrained budgets and increasing needs, programs must be as efficient and effective as possible. I am proud that Congress recognized the need to improve on these decades-old programs, and I am in favor of a strong investment in them. I ask that you support robust funding levels for these programs, particularly at a time when humanitarian needs are rising.

More can be done to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our food aid system, and I will continue to advocate for efforts to more efficiently help people living in poverty worldwide. Please ensure we have a 21st century food aid system by supporting food aid reform.


Petition Signatures

Oct 20, 2014 Donna Hamilton
Oct 20, 2014 Jennifer Schroeder
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Oct 20, 2014 lynn noe
Oct 20, 2014 Arlene Cook
Oct 20, 2014 Andrea Birnbaum
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Oct 20, 2014 Mark Belanger
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Oct 20, 2014 Stephanie Linam
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Oct 20, 2014 rebecca koo
Oct 20, 2014 Lee Sides
Oct 20, 2014 Terry White
Oct 20, 2014 Heather Farr
Oct 20, 2014 Allison Jones
Oct 20, 2014 Maxane Goldstein
Oct 20, 2014 maria garcia
Oct 20, 2014 paula reinoso
Oct 20, 2014 Valentina Geneva
Oct 20, 2014 Sherry Simes
Oct 20, 2014 Jade Coyote
Oct 20, 2014 Britney Bergum
Oct 20, 2014 farah amlashi
Oct 20, 2014 Linda J Derrico
Oct 20, 2014 Melvin Williams We should all do our part in feeding the impoverished!
Oct 20, 2014 liz sekuterski We need to help where we can always!
Oct 20, 2014 Sandy Sobanski
Oct 20, 2014 Teresa Faulconer
Oct 20, 2014 Marina Korostyleva
Oct 20, 2014 Beverly Lynn
Oct 20, 2014 nikita xryst
Oct 20, 2014 lida star
Oct 20, 2014 lida star
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Oct 20, 2014 Kelly Rock
Oct 20, 2014 tan su wei
Oct 20, 2014 Lindsay Williams
Oct 20, 2014 Lyn Williams
Oct 19, 2014 Gayne Williams
Oct 19, 2014 Мария Белова
Oct 19, 2014 Sharon Rothe
Oct 19, 2014 margarey higgins
Oct 19, 2014 Pollyana Harmon
Oct 19, 2014 John Brown
Oct 19, 2014 Janice Elton
Oct 19, 2014 Meghann Saeger
Oct 19, 2014 kim hodgson
Oct 19, 2014 Diana G.
Oct 19, 2014 Peter Scott

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