Stop Congress from Cutting Crucial Funding to Global Anti-Hunger Programs

Target: US Congress
Goal: Stop Congress from cutting funding to global anti-hunger initiatives

The United Nations has recently warned that the world could be on the verge of another global food crisis similar to the one in 2008. Today, 925 million people worldwide suffer from hunger, and every nine seconds a child dies of hunger-related causes. Food prices have been increasing worldwide (the price of wheat and corn nearly doubling in some regions), making it ever more difficult for those without means to feed their families.

At this critical time, the United States has proposed cutting US support for food aid and global anti-hunger programs by about $544 million. These programs make up less than one-tenth of 1% of the federal budget, but feed millions of people worldwide. Cuts to these initiatives could seriously affect American foreign policy goals – hunger relief programs in throughout the Middle East and Africa are already facing dramatic losses in funding.

Congress argues that the US cannot afford to invest in international food aid during this critical economic time – but food is a crucial aspect of foreign policy, and we cannot expect to have worldwide peace, reconstruction, or stability when so many suffer without it. Food aid is not a zero-sum game. The amount we give is already so little of our vast budget, and we can clearly support ourselves as a nation as well as invest in foreign assistance. Speak now and urge Congress not to cut funding from these imperative, life-saving global anti-hunger programs. A major food crisis could plunge over 100 million people worldwide into poverty – unless we make our voices heard and demand that our government do not allow this to happen.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear U.S. Congress,

The United Nations has recently warned that the world could be on the verge of another global food crisis similar to the one in 2008. Today, 925 million people worldwide suffer from hunger, and every nine seconds a child dies of hunger-related causes. It has come to my attention that our government is considering cutting millions of dollars in funding from vital, life-saving anti-hunger programs at this critical time.

I write you as a concerned individual urging you to NOT cut this imperative funding that is keeping millions from plunging into poverty and starvation. Food aid is not a zero-sum game. The amount we give is already so little of our vast budget, and we can clearly support ourselves as a nation as well as invest in foreign assistance, as these programs make up less than one-tenth of 1% of the federal budget.

Food is the basis of peace, reconstruction, and stability worldwide. Please do not allow nearly 1 billion people to suffer worldwide when we have the means to help them.

Sincerely,
[Your name will go here]

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