Hunger is the number one health problem in the world, affecting nearly 1 billion people and leading to a needless 3.5 million deaths each year. Many of those deaths are of children, whose parents simply cannot afford to feed them. With one tenth of one percent of the entire U.S. national budget, Americans provide lifesaving resources for the world’s poorest and hungriest people.
But now, with the U.S. government in a budget crunch, Congress is considering returning federal funding to 2008 levels. That would mean cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from global hunger programs. These cuts would provide little payoff for the American people, and would come with great consequences for the hungriest around the world.
Stand up for the world's bottom billion and tell your members of Congress that you want to save global hunger programs! Your voice on this issue is needed more than ever to ensure that the U.S. plays its part in supporting the world's hungry.