Support Global Food Security
Nearly a billion
people around the world struggle with chronic hunger every day. More
than 200 million children are malnourished, which can lead to stunted
development and diminish their potential to achieve. Promoting food security around the world is
essential to promoting social and economic development and even ensuring global
peace and security.
October 13-20 is The Churches Week of
Action on Food, spanning the two Sundays on either side of World
Food Day. Take action to fight hunger!
Food Security Act of 2013 (H.R. 2822), introduced by Representatives
Betty McCollum, D-MN, Jim McGovern, D-MA, and Aaron Schock, R-IL, renews our nation's commitment to
helping poor countries grow their way out of poverty and overcome hunger. This
the President to develop a comprehensive, multi-agency strategy focused on
development by ensuring smallholder farmers' access to inputs and
training, and investing in farm-to-market
capacity to strengthen local markets.
a new Special Coordinator
for Food, Nutrition, and Agricultural Development.
yearly reports on progress
towards meeting strategy objectives.
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to include a renewed
focus on women, nutrition, and
This bill will ensure smallholder farmers in the world's
poorest countries, particularly women, have the tools, education, and training
they need to produce food for their families, communities, and countries.
Observe the Churches
Week of Action on Food – Congress has finally come up with an agreement to to raise the debt ceiling and reopen
the government. Now is the time to remind them of the important work yet to be done here and
around the world! Take action to fight hunger, strengthen agricultural
production, and give hundreds of millions of children and families food
security so they can grow, develop, and learn.
• The Churches Week
of Action on Food
Statement supporting the Global Food Security Act of 2013
Ministries resources on Global Hunger and Food Security
• UCC resources on Hunger
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