Sending Office: Honorable Jim Costa
Sent By:
Bradley.Hart@mail.house.gov

        Request for Cosponsor(s)

Co-Sponsor H.Res. 742 to Recognize the Success of Food for Peace

Cosponsors: Rouzer*, Bishop*, Fortenberry*, Fudge*,
Marshall*, Bustos, Rush, Barbara Lee, Panetta, McCollum, Carson, Harder, Gonzalez.

* = original cosponsors

Endorsed by (33): Action Against Hunger, Alliance to End Hunger, American Maritime Congress, American Maritime Officers, American Maritime Officers Service, American Soybean Association, Bread for the World, Breedlove Foods, Inc., Bunge,
CARE USA, Cargill, Incorporated, Didion Milling, Edesia, Feed the Children, Food for the Hungry, InterAction, Land O’Lakes Venture37, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Maritime Institute for Research and Industrial Development (MIRAID), Masters, Mates & Pilots Union, National
Association of Wheat Growers, National Corn Growers Association, National Milk Producers Federation, Navy League of the United States, Save the Children, Seafarers International Union, The Borgen Project, The Port of Virginia, Transportation Institute, UNICEF
USA, USA Rice, World Food Program USA, World Initiative for Soy in Human Health.

Dear colleagues,

Every year, millions of the world’s neediest people receive critical food aid and development assistance through the Food for Peace program.

Since 1954, Food for Peace has supported vulnerable communities around the world and helped them on their road to disaster recovery and self-reliance. At the same time, it serves as an important reminder of the generosity of the American people.

Yet there is more work to be done. More than 150 million children worldwide are stunted as the result of malnutrition and 20 million babies a year are born underweight. Armed conflict, natural disasters, corruption, and civil strife are all major contributors
to food insecurity around the world.

This resolution:

  1. Commends the Food for Peace program and recognizes its many humanitarian achievements;
  2. Highlights areas of current need, including the conflict-torn regions of Somalia, Ethiopia, Yemen, South Sudan, and Syria;
  3. Recognizes that food assistance helps create markets for American products by providing critical aid and helping create broadly shared wealth in developing countries;
  4. Calls for the continued prioritization of funding for Food for Peace programs.

To cosponsor, please contact Bradley Hart in my office at
Bradley.Hart@mail.house.gov
or x5-3341.

Sincerely yours,

JIM COSTA
Member of Congress

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