WASHINGTON (April 17, 2018) – The global poverty-fighting organization CARE applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee’s passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2018. This bill, introduced by Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Betty McCollum (D-MN), calls for a two-year extension of the Global Food Security Act, which would continue Congress’s bipartisan commitment to ending global hunger and malnutrition.
“The Global Food Security Reauthorization Act is an important step toward combating global hunger for the 815 million people who don’t have enough food to eat,” said David Ray, vice president of policy and advocacy at CARE. “CARE believes the U.S. should continue to increase our effectiveness in ending global hunger. We are pleased to see this leadership from Congress on such an important issue.”
The Global Food Security Act was first signed into law in 2016 and called for the creation of a Global Food Security Strategy. This strategy incorporates the knowledge and expertise of U.S. government agencies, the private sector, the NGO community and academic institutions to empower local communities – particularly women and small-scale farmers – to combat food insecurity.
CARE eagerly awaits a final vote on the bill and encourages all members of the House of Representatives to support the passage of the Global Food Security Reauthorization Act of 2018.
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached more than 80 million people around the world. To learn more, please visit www.care.org.
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