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.
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!