Almost 11 million children die each year before their fifth birthday, and 60 percent of those deaths are caused by malnutrition and hunger-related diseases. Worldwide, more than 1 billion people do not have enough to eat.
We have the opportunity to help all the men, women and children around the world who are suffering from hunger by passing the Roadmap to End Global Hunger and Promote Food Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2817). The Roadmap outlines a national plan to combat hunger, build sustainable solutions to help families provide food for themselves and to create special governmental and Congressional offices to institute policies that will address this crisis and its underlying causes.
Please, ask Congress to help the 1 billion people throughout the world suffering from hunger by supporting the Roadmap to End Global Hunger and Promote Food Security Act of 2009.
As you may know, CARE has been a leader in the efforts to address hunger and poverty around the world. Now Congress has the opportunity to take the lead in alleviating the suffering of the men, women and children devastated by the epidemic of hunger, but we need your support for immediate action.
CARE has teamed up with other international development organizations to co-author the Roadmap to End Global Hunger and Promote Food Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2817). The Roadmap outlines a comprehensive plan that combats hunger and creates sustainable solutions to help families provide for themselves and their communities.
The bill will create a special White House Office on Global Hunger and re-establish the Congressional Select Committee on Hunger that will coordinate and implement strategies to tackle hunger and address its underlying causes.
I urge you to support the Roadmap to End Global Hunger and Promote Food Security Act of 2009 (H.R. 2817) as a vital step to addressing the global hunger crisis, which will help lift communities out of poverty and provide food security for all the world's people. Thank you.