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The House Appropriations Committee marked up the fiscal year 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill last Tuesday. The bill funds some domestic nutrition programs as well as international food-aid programs. Overall, the bill provides $21.3 billion for agriculture programs, $451 million below last year’s levels. As it stands, the bill includes funding for the following programs:
Call (800/826-3688) your representative, and tell him/her to oppose H.R. 5003, the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016 (see Child Nutrition Reauthorization section above or Bread’s statement opposing it).
Afghanistan would be considered likely to have high rates of hunger because at least two of the major causes of global hunger affect it—armed conflict and fragile governmental institutions.
Malnutrition is responsible for nearly half of all preventable deaths among children under 5. Every year, the world loses hundreds of thousands of young children and babies to hunger-related causes.
Bread for the World is calling on the Biden-Harris administration and Congress to build a better 1,000-Days infrastructure in the United States.
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is designed to respond to changes in need, making it well suited to respond to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bread for the World and its partners are asking Congress to provide $200 million for global nutrition.
In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.