Tell Congress You Don’t Support The Proposed Budget Cuts
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According to the website Food For the Hungry, in early March, Congress proposed a resolution to slash:
- U.S. food aid programs by 41 percent ($687 million)
- Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance funding by 67 percent ($875 million)
- Development assistance by 30 percent ($747 million)
- Global health and childhood survival programs by 15 percent ($365 million)
The budget cuts would deny approximately 18 million poor and vulnerable people life-saving help. “These programs account for less than one-half of 1 percent of the total federal budget, thus cutting them to the bone will have absolutely no measurable impact on the federal deficit; instead, it will result in millions of people around the world falling deeper into poverty,” said Dave Evans, U.S. President for Food for the Hungry.
Advocate for the poor
From March 28 to April 24, join thousands of Americans and Tony Hall, executive director of the Alliance to End Hunger and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, in fasting to save programs that benefit vulnerable people worldwide.
PRAY—Commit to praying about the hunger fast and for Congress to have wisdom as they consider budget cuts.
FAST—Join the Hunger Fast movement by skipping one meal every day and abstaining from solid food one day per week.
LIVE ON LESS—Commit to living on $2 of food per day to acknowledge the 2.1 billion people who survive on less than $2 per day.
SPEAK OUT—Write a letter to your congressional representative and senator and ask them to not cut humanitarian and development assistance programs.
Tell family and friends about this issue and encourage them to participate.
Visit Hunger Fast to learn more about Tony Hall and the Hunger Fast.
I have committed to Live On Less.