Urge Your Representatives: Save Food Aid
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Urge Your Representatives: Save Food Aid

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      Mercy Corps

Food assistance for some of the world’s most vulnerable people is on the congressional chopping block in Washington.

Right now, the House of Representatives is debating how much money will be spent on life-saving food assistance programs in the coming year.

The bill – called the Agriculture Appropriations Bill – could cut international food assistance by more than 20% from last year.

In 2011, the United States government provided vital food assistance to more than 53 million men, women and children in 82 countries.

But if the bill passes, 7.7 million hungry people won’t get critical food assistance in places like Syria, Mali, and Somalia.

Tell your Representative: support President Obama’s $1.5 billion budget for lifesaving food aid programs, along with reforms to help improve the efficiency of food delivery!

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    • Kalie Demosky COLUMBUS, OH
      • about 1 month ago

      To show the love of God through a signature. We must all work together to accomplish peace.

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • about 1 month ago

      Those who wish for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world are helping to make ending world hunger a major priority... Together we can end hunger.

      -- Robert Alan Silverstein

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    • Naadira Hassen COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
      • about 1 month ago

      The innocent child that are affected in this war breaks my heart this needs to stop to give them a better future and restore hope and faith in them.

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      • 2 months ago

      Because no child should be in pain

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    • John Rein DETROIT, MI
      • 10 months ago

      It should be law to sign this.

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