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Beverly
- 403 days ago - my.care.org
President Obama's proposed reforms to our food aid system would end these wasteful practices and help millions more people feed themselves - all without costing taxpayers a penny extra.



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Beverly M. (85)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 1:59 pm
President Obama's newly-unveiled International Affairs Budget proposes game-changing reforms to the way that the United States provides food aid to hungry people around the world.

Right now, more than half of the aid money that our government spends on basic food grains is wasted caught up in red tape, overhead costs, shipping fees, and more. Oftentimes, food is purchased from American farmers, shipped abroad, and then sold to raise money for poverty programs. This practice is not only incredibly inefficient, but it hurts local small-holder farmers, many of whom are women. Our current food aid system wastes taxpayer dollars and can cause deadly delays of up to four or six months before aid reaches communities facing food shortages.

President Obama's proposed reforms to our food aid system would end these wasteful practices and help millions more people feed themselves all without costing taxpayers a penny extra.

But special interests are fighting to keep food aid the way it is even though that means feeding fewer hungry people in the end. Help CARE and Oxfam America make sure that your members of Congress don't fall for it. Tell Congress to support a strong international affairs budget and badly-needed food aid reforms to support women and their families in poverty efficiently and effectively.

 

Arielle S. (316)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 2:36 pm
So much good food gets thrown away - you can bet the GOP will be against this but I think it's a great idea that is much needed.
 

Michela m. (3811)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:16 pm
Not alloerd to sign!!!

USA ONLY............
 

Mary T. (280)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 3:49 pm
Signed & noted - thank you Beverly
 

Candy L. (475)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:00 pm
Signed & Tweeted, Thanks, Gop wants to make sure we bring kids into this world, but dont give a crap about feeding them once there here.
 

Gabriela V. (156)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:18 pm
noted...
 

Beth M. (244)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 4:54 pm
Done
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (274)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:05 pm
SIGNED
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 5:55 pm
Signed.
 

Stuart Thomas (505)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 7:26 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted.

Thank you for the posting, Beverly.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:47 am
Noted and signed.
 

Jason B. (139)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:35 am
Signed, Thanks
 

Yvonne F. (163)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 3:41 am
Sorry, US only!!!! Thanks Beverly for this great post!
 

Freya H. (298)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 5:55 am
This bill sounds like the best of both worlds - feeding more people yet not yanking more money out of our pockets. Indeed, in most government-run programs too much money goes into the pockets of lazy bureaucrats. Private charities, however, are - usually - truly interested in helping others. Yes, there are a few wasteful or bogus charities out there, but Oxfam is one of the best.
 

Ben Oscarsito (353)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:00 am
Message Sent to Congress!
 

Barry T. (829)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:23 am
Can't sign - U.S. only lol
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:52 am
Signed. I am very much in favor of food aid reforms to support women and their families in poverty efficiently and effectively.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:45 am
Can't sign, US only.
 

Emma S. (225)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:02 am
Done! Thanks, Beverly.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:23 am
message sent
 

Terrie Williams (760)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 10:23 am
You have successfully sent your letter to your members of Congress. Thank you so much for speaking up for a strong international relief budget and food aid reform.
Signed, noted and shared.
 

gillian brown b. (68)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:37 pm
message sent,thanks.
 

Kenny V. (1500)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 12:46 pm
signed and noted
 

Dori C. (14)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 1:56 pm
s/n
 

Birgit W. (140)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 2:23 pm
Unfortunately US only, thanks.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 4:06 pm
Message sent previously earlier today. Noted. Thank you, Beverly.
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 6:29 pm
It makes financial and pragmatic sense, as well as being the decent thing to do. So Congress certainly won't do it,... I signed anyway,
 

bob m. (32)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 7:18 pm
...


2/3 of a billion dollar lotteries.. a SICK society.
 

Shera D. (0)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:28 pm
im glad to read this :d
 

Aurea Walker (185)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 8:40 pm
S & N
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday June 16, 2013, 9:54 pm
Thanks Beverly--good post; not allowed to sign.
 

. (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 11:03 am
done. A plan that will do much good. TY Charles
 
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