U.S. Can Take Leadership In Fighting Hunger Domestically, Internationally, Reps. Write In Opinion Piece
The Hill: On World Food Day, united in the fight against hunger at home and abroad
Reps. Jim Costa (D-Calif.) and Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio)
“…As members of Congress on this World Food Day, we hope that the universality of food — and the knowledge that too many around us don’t have enough to eat — is a reality that can unite us. … Worldwide, 1.3 billion people lack access to sufficient food and more than 10,000 children die each day as a direct result of hunger. … We are proud to help alleviate this need thorough the U.S. food aid system, which pairs U.S. farm goods with the people who need them most. … Key U.S. domestic and international anti-hunger initiatives, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Food for Peace, Food for Progress, and the McGovern-Dole Food for Education Programs, have taken great strides toward fighting domestic and global hunger. … The current administration has pushed drastic cuts or complete elimination for SNAP, Food for Peace, McGovern Dole, and other programs. If we want to end hunger, we cannot allow opponents of these programs to frame the anti-hunger effort as zero sum — that helping someone else must have less. … At home and around the world, food is a national security issue…” (10/16).