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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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Nov 21, 2014 Lana Davies
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Nov 21, 2014 Dave Mattozzi
Nov 20, 2014 Linda Brown
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Nov 18, 2014 Helaine Levitt
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Nov 17, 2014 Laure Venara
Nov 17, 2014 Kat Straub
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Nov 16, 2014 Jonathan Meggitt
Nov 16, 2014 Dee Lindblom
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Nov 15, 2014 Di Piggott
Nov 15, 2014 jo penston
Nov 15, 2014 David Sakho Spend money on feeding people around the world, instead of on wars. Improvements in living standards will, in the long term, probably help to reduce conflict.
Nov 15, 2014 Tina Hughes
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Nov 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) How would you like it if you were staving? Or if you're children were starving or if your grandchildren were starving? Fuck the money bullshit and DO WHAT'S RIGHT AND HELP EACHOTHER!
Nov 14, 2014 Jessica Lee
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Nov 14, 2014 (Name not displayed) There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to be hungry.
Nov 14, 2014 Rebecca LeMesnager
Nov 14, 2014 Laurie Mattson It's more important than almost anything. Find it in your hearts. THANKYOU
Nov 14, 2014 Kerry Hardy
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Nov 13, 2014 l wartick
Nov 13, 2014 Sandra Jesionek This is needed. Do the right thing here.
Nov 13, 2014 Suzanne Haux
Nov 12, 2014 Lee Reed
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Nov 12, 2014 Roberta Gibson
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Nov 11, 2014 Caitlin Tubilleja
Nov 11, 2014 Wesley Wagner Please help the international food aid programs.
Nov 11, 2014 nerea herrero
Nov 11, 2014 Alessandra Di Salvo

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