NPCA Joins Global Food Assistance Letter
By Jonathan Pearson on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
As Congress considers a five-year reauthorization of the Farm Bill, the National Peace Corps Association joined nearly 30 of the nation’s other leading international development and humanitarian assistance organizations in urging lawmakers to sustain funding for international food assistance programs.
In the letter, initiated by Mercy Corps, the member groups note that our nation faces difficult choices in challenging economic times, but adds that funding reductions to food assistance programs undercuts the ability of the United States to address food insecurity, hunger and starvation. ”By slashing international food aid programs, not only are we putting millions of lives in the balance, we are abdicating long-standing US political and moral leadership of efforts to combat global hunger.”
Follow these links to:
Read a recent press release from Mercy Corps.
Take action with your members of Congress, using an action provided by Bread for the World.
Join Africa Rural Connect, a National Peace Corps Association program in which people work together through online global collaboration to respond to the needs of African farmers.