One billion people -- that's one-sixth of the world -- go hungry every day, and that number is getting higher.
The consequences are devastating. Malnourished children don't reach their full learning or working potential, and hunger can stunt growth, mental development and make people more susceptible to disease.
But Congress is taking action. The Global Food Security Act would coordinate a cooperative global food security strategy and fund initiatives to end global hunger.
The plan would address the underlying causes of hunger to help people overcome poverty through investing in long-term agriculture development and improving social safety net programs.
Please ask your senators and representatives to co-sponsor the Global Food Security Act and fight to end hunger around the world.