18,000 Signatures for the Jewish Petition for a Just Farm Bill Delivered to Congress and the White House
Our country is the largest donor of global food aid. But that generosity can have unintended—yet tragic—consequences for people in need around the world.
People worldwide depend on the U.S. government for food aid, especially during emergencies like the famine in the Horn of Africa. But our food aid could be saving a lot more lives. The requirement to ship food aid almost exclusively from the U.S. means it can take far too long to reach people in need. Worse—once it gets there, it often undercuts local farmers instead of supporting them, creating even more hunger in the long run.
For decades, AJWS has empowered activists in the developing world to improve food security in their own communities. Now it’s our turn. This year, when Congress debates the U.S. Farm Bill, we can reform food aid so that it helps turn back the tide of food insecurity.
AJWS invites you to join us in gathering support for that change. Help flood congressional inboxes right now with one clear message: Now is the time to pass sensible food aid reform. Together, we can create a food system that reflects our community's vision and values.
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