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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 9,215
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 23, 2014 Maryanne Preli
Oct 23, 2014 Nate Carpenter
Oct 23, 2014 Barry Eshkol Adelman
Oct 23, 2014 Cindy Guarnieri
Oct 23, 2014 pat sebastiano
Oct 23, 2014 Yvonne Martin
Oct 23, 2014 Rod Storey
Oct 23, 2014 Paula Corbett
Oct 23, 2014 Ambrey Nichols
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Oct 23, 2014 D P-H
Oct 23, 2014 William J Mahon Jr
Oct 23, 2014 Constance George
Oct 23, 2014 Deborah Dorris
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) Food for the hungry
Oct 23, 2014 Susan Yarnell
Oct 23, 2014 Chris Danne
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Deb Crump
Oct 23, 2014 Betina Andersen
Oct 23, 2014 victoria pavlov
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Roberta Stolz
Oct 23, 2014 Brenda Haig
Oct 23, 2014 Kara Emmons
Oct 23, 2014 Jeannie taylor No one should go hungry
Oct 23, 2014 Dan McMullen
Oct 23, 2014 Helen Whittaker
Oct 23, 2014 Danny Madzhurova
Oct 23, 2014 Jeanne Devine
Oct 23, 2014 Connie Rena Childs
Oct 23, 2014 Jay Lefkowitz
Oct 23, 2014 Kellye Jetkiewicz
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed) PLEASE HELP.
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Quida Jacobs
Oct 23, 2014 Bassam Imam Every single human being living on this planet has an inherent GOD-given right to have easy access to clean, wholesome food.
Oct 23, 2014 Cynthia rAHA
Oct 23, 2014 Sharon O'Hara
Oct 23, 2014 Carol Suchecki
Oct 23, 2014 Kit Saunders
Oct 23, 2014 Achim Schwirtz
Oct 23, 2014 Cori Bishop
Oct 23, 2014 Daniel J. Sanchez, Sr.
Oct 23, 2014 Alana Monds
Oct 23, 2014 Mary Kelly
Oct 23, 2014 Jenny Ilasi
Oct 23, 2014 Carol L Piwowar
Oct 23, 2014 Robin Mayne
Oct 23, 2014 Stacie Cruea

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