President Trump, in his 2018 State of the Union, can make a powerful statement for feeding the hungry. The president can set the tone for the whole year in taking action against hunger at home and abroad.
With famine threatening Yemen, South Sudan, the Congo, Nigeria and Somalia the leadership of the United States is desperately needed. History shows we can rise to the occasion.
When President Harry Truman made his 1946 State of the Union, a gathering storm of famine was looming over Europe. That continent was still reeling from the destruction of World War II. Hunger was everywhere. In his address, delivered in writing to Congress, Truman said “It is imperative that we give all necessary aid within our means to the people who have borne the ravages of war.”
See my full commentary at The Hill
World Refugee Day (June 20) calls us to action to feed war and disaster victims who have been forced to flee their homes.
The United States must lead by increasing funding for food aid programs, not eliminate them as proposed by the Trump administration in its budget proposal.
See my full column at the Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton is the most qualified candidate running for President. One of the reasons why is her experience with a critical issue that impacts every nation: hunger and malnutrition.
As Secretary of State Clinton showed leadership in fighting hunger, which is a major foreign policy objective of the United States. She helped start the Feed the Future initiative, which supports small farmers globally.
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This Saturday, May 9, is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. It takes place nationwide.
You are asked to leave canned food donations by your mailbox on Saturday morning. These should be non-perishable canned food items.
Read more at Examiner.
President Dwight Eisenhower discusses emergency food aid for Berlin during a press conference on July 22nd, 1953. See the video on YouTube.
Secretary of State George Marshall speaking before Congress on November 10, 1947 about the Interim Aid program. Food for the hungry was a critical aspect of this program which preceded the Marshall Plan. See the video on YouTube.
College undergraduate (3rd or 4th year) and graduate students have a unique opportunity to join the fight against world hunger. They can earn a chance to work with leaders from government, business and charities.
Read the full article at Examiner.