Friends of WFP and its coalition partners have developed the Roadmap to End Global Hunger, which outlines key steps to ensure the United States leads the way in alleviating world hunger. The Roadmap identifies specific activities needed to address global hunger in the short, intermediate and long term, as well as funding requirements. It will guide Congress and the Obama administration in establishing a comprehensive strategy to address global hunger and improve coordination and efficiency across the various agencies, offices and programs that are part of the U.S. hunger alleviation effort.
On June 11, 2009, The Roadmap to End Global Hunger and Promote Food Security Act of 2009 (The Roadmap Act, H.R. 2817) was introduced by U.S. Representatives Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.). This legislation will enact key recommendations of the Roadmap. Learn more about the legislation »
In 2008, we witnessed the devastating impact of global hunger. We saw the price of food skyrocket around the world, leading to food protests, riots and instability in more than 30 countries as an additional 115 million people were pushed deeper into poverty. Now the global financial crisis is intensifying hunger and hitting the world’s poorest people the hardest.
The Roadmap and the Roadmap Act offer a comprehensive plan to address global hunger. As a constituent, I support the Roadmap Act and the recommendations made in the Roadmap report and hope that you lead in Congress by co-sponsoring H.R. 2817, or the forthcoming Senate version of the bill.
Please ensure the U.S. leads the international community in the effort to achieve global food security by supporting a comprehensive U.S. strategy to address global hunger.
For more information, please contact Kevin Anderson at Friends of the World Food Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.