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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 9,470
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 25, 2014 Richard Cooper
Oct 25, 2014 Marleen Neus
Oct 25, 2014 Lisa Vaughan
Oct 25, 2014 Margaret Stevenson
Oct 25, 2014 Dianne Wilson
Oct 25, 2014 Shanon Smith
Oct 25, 2014 Catherine Delany
Oct 25, 2014 Maham Shaikh
Oct 25, 2014 dannielle green
Oct 25, 2014 Lisa Stirling
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Oct 25, 2014 Janet Miller
Oct 24, 2014 Paulette Finnegan
Oct 24, 2014 Christine Sheetz
Oct 24, 2014 Carly Fiorello
Oct 24, 2014 Kate McDonell These reforms to the U.S. international food aid system are significantly important. Programs must be as effective as possible. I ask that you support funding for these programs, particularly when needs are rising.
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Oct 24, 2014 Kimberly Soodak
Oct 24, 2014 rubith alvarado
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Oct 24, 2014 Jami Pillow
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Oct 24, 2014 Kimberly Coffin
Oct 24, 2014 Sherlene Evans
Oct 24, 2014 Teresa Kline
Oct 24, 2014 Eleni Psyllos
Oct 24, 2014 Kathleen Zane
Oct 24, 2014 Judy Vernon
Oct 24, 2014 alison darby
Oct 24, 2014 Aleksandra Cieślak
Oct 24, 2014 Michelle Mondragon
Oct 24, 2014 Kara Dorsey
Oct 24, 2014 Lizzette Velasquez
Oct 24, 2014 Virginia Allgaier
Oct 24, 2014 Beverly Dixon
Oct 24, 2014 Annie Gerontikou
Oct 24, 2014 Heather Attanasio
Oct 24, 2014 Maria Pannenbacker
Oct 24, 2014 Maria Della
Oct 24, 2014 Barbara Bunton
Oct 24, 2014 Jackie Giletto
Oct 24, 2014 susan querze
Oct 24, 2014 Gaylyn Herff
Oct 24, 2014 Jean Dobizl
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Oct 24, 2014 Mark M Giese
Oct 24, 2014 Irma Grieve
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