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The first Millennium Development Goal commits the U.S. and other nations to eradicate extreme global hunger and poverty by the year 2015. The U.S., however, has no comprehensive strategy that sets specific targets, benchmarks and funding levels to ensure that it leads the global community in ending world hunger.  

Help ensure that the U.S. leads the international community in the effort to achieve global food security by supporting a comprehensive U.S. strategy to address global hunger. Write a letter to your representatives today!

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
I am writing to seek your support for an upcoming, bipartisan bill that will ensure the U.S. leads the global community in tackling the pervasive problem of global hunger. Based on the Roadmap to End Global Hunger, a recently released report by a broad-based coalition of non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups and religious organizations spearheaded by Friends of the World Food Program, the legislation will provide a comprehensive U.S. plan to address global hunger and will improve coordination of U.S. hunger alleviation efforts. The legislation is being sponsored by Representatives Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.) and will be introduced in the coming weeks.






The first Millennium Development Goal commits the U.S. and other nations to eradicate extreme global hunger and poverty by the year 2015. The U.S., however, has no comprehensive strategy that sets specific targets, benchmarks and funding levels to ensure that it leads the global community in ending world hunger. 






Last year, we witnessed the devastating impact of global hunger. We saw the price of food skyrocket around the world, leading to food protests, riots and instability in more than 30 countries as an additional 115 million people were pushed deeper into poverty. Now the global financial crisis is intensifying hunger and hitting the world's poorest people the hardest. 






The Roadmap and the upcoming legislation offer a comprehensive plan to address global hunger. As a constituent, I support the recommendations made in this report and hope that you lead in Congress by co-sponsoring the upcoming, bipartisan legislation that incorporates the report's key recommendations. 






Please ensure the U.S. leads the international community in the effort to achieve global food security by supporting a comprehensive U.S. strategy to address global hunger.






For more information, please contact Kevin Anderson at Friends of the World Food Program at kanderson@friendsofwfp.org.