Urge Your Representatives: Save Food Aid
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Food assistance for some of the world’s most vulnerable people is on the congressional chopping block in Washington.
Right now, the House of Representatives is debating how much money will be spent on life-saving food assistance programs in the coming year.
The bill – called the Agriculture Appropriations Bill – could cut international food assistance by more than 20% from last year.
In 2011, the United States government provided vital food assistance to more than 53 million men, women and children in 82 countries.
But if the bill passes, 7.7 million hungry people won’t get critical food assistance in places like Syria, Mali, and Somalia.
Tell your Representative: support President Obama’s $1.5 billion budget for lifesaving food aid programs, along with reforms to help improve the efficiency of food delivery!
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