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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 7,994
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.

Sincerely,

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Sep 30, 2014 Mary Fulton Food is so basic to survival and availability sodramatically affected by many factors. Please be a positive factor.
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Sep 29, 2014 Christiana Brown Everyone should have access to food. Please make an investment in strong international food aid programs.
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