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Goal: 30,000 Progress: 7,571
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,

Petition Signatures


Sep 1, 2014 gerry baker
Sep 1, 2014 Paul Whitehouse
Sep 1, 2014 Porus Havewala Please support food aid reform.
Sep 1, 2014 George Matkovits
Sep 1, 2014 Ana Primo
Sep 1, 2014 Peter Tereštík
Sep 1, 2014 Henny Holt
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Sep 1, 2014 Jennifer Warrow
Sep 1, 2014 Silvia Lungu
Aug 31, 2014 Paula Auger
Aug 31, 2014 annarosa pollazzon
Aug 31, 2014 tracy holthaus
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Aug 31, 2014 Louie Cervantes
Aug 31, 2014 Kellen Livingston
Aug 31, 2014 Frieda Robinson
Aug 31, 2014 marylene glover
Aug 31, 2014 Mariam Andalibi
Aug 31, 2014 Jill Casey
Aug 31, 2014 angela wilson
Aug 31, 2014 Toni Simmers
Aug 31, 2014 Ja Brauner
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Funnel money for foreign food aid. A taxpayer!!!!!
Aug 31, 2014 Stella oikon
Aug 31, 2014 Kristin Wise
Aug 31, 2014 d kasper
Aug 31, 2014 (Name not displayed) Why not start a free garden just for vets, no matter if they homeless or not. It's a way of caring donations goes for seeds and hothouse.
Aug 31, 2014 Pat Kane
Aug 31, 2014 Meredith Barrioz
Aug 31, 2014 Stefano Barrilari
Aug 31, 2014 Peter Grew
Aug 31, 2014 erin oflaherty
Aug 30, 2014 Alison Buchanan
Aug 30, 2014 Teresa Matlock
Aug 30, 2014 Genine Davis
Aug 30, 2014 Samuel Goodwin-Walton
Aug 30, 2014 Alicia Paravola
Aug 30, 2014 Alexandra D'cruz
Aug 30, 2014 Kathleen Wolfe
Aug 30, 2014 Benjamin Smielowitz
Aug 30, 2014 Roxanne Meek
Aug 30, 2014 Sarah Rogozinski
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Aug 30, 2014 Nathalie Braunsberger
Aug 30, 2014 Anna Roberts
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Aug 30, 2014 Lyndon Surajbally

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