We live in a world that has the capacity to produce food for everyone - and yet every day, more than one billion people around the world are forced to resort to eating only what they can scrounge with their meager resources. Every day, over 25,000 people die from hunger-related causes. This is simply unconscionable.
This week the leaders of G8 and G20 countries will meet in Canada to discuss some of the world's most pressing issues -- issues like global hunger and food security. Please take just a minute to tell President Obama that we must put food security and global hunger at the forefront of the discussion.
We urge you to keep the promises made in Italy. This will require working closely with Congress to ensure that your budget request is fully appropriated. We also ask that you encourage other members of the G8 and G20 to do their part as well. Without immediate and urgent action, millions of people will continue to suffer from hunger and our chance to reclaim progress towards the Millennium Development Goals will be lost.
Please don't let the world's vulnerable communities get left behind.