Sign the Petition to

U.S. Congress

Dear Congress Member,

Right now, more than half of the aid money that our government spends on basic food grains is wasted.

Our current food aid system wastes taxpayer dollars and can cause deadly delays of up to four or six months before aid reaches communities facing food shortages.

President Obama's proposed reforms to our food aid system would end these wasteful practices and help millions more people feed themselves – all without costing taxpayers a penny extra. 

We demand support for a strong international affairs budget and badly-needed food aid reforms to support women and their families in poverty efficiently and effectively!

Signed,

CARE: Defending Dignity, Fighting Poverty

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How this will help

More than half of the aid money that our government spends on basic food grains is caught up in red tape, overhead costs, shipping fees, and more. Oftentimes, food is purchased from American ...

More than half of the aid money that our government spends on basic food grains is caught up in red tape, overhead costs, shipping fees, and more. Oftentimes, food is purchased from American farmers, shipped abroad, and then sold to raise money for poverty programs. This practice is not only incredibly inefficient, but it hurts local small-holder farmers, many of whom are women.

Our current food aid system wastes taxpayer dollars and can cause deadly delays of up to four or six months before aid reaches communities facing food shortages. 

But special interests are fighting to keep food aid the way it is – even though that means feeding fewer hungry people in the end. Make sure that your members of Congress don't fall for it. Sign this petition by April 30 demanding desperately needed food aid reform!

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