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Video: President Kennedy’s speech on world hunger

President John F. Kennedy’s speech on hunger at the World Food Congress in 1963. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: President Eisenhower Announces Food for Peace

President Dwight Eisenhower in 1959 talking about Food for Peace during a speech in India.

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Video: Food for Peace Agreement between U.S. and India in 1960

Photo and audio clip of President Eisenhower at the signing of the 1960 Food for Peace agreement between the United States and India. The agreement not only sent rice and wheat but helped to establish food reserves in India in the event of future emergency shortages. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: Food Will Win the War and Write the Peace

A World War II video produced by the Department of Agriculture on the importance of food in winning the war and the peace. See the video on YouTube.

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My History News Network feature article

My article The Bright Idea They Had in 1953 that Changed the World appears this week at the History News Network.

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How Santa began a Food for Peace movement

The U.S. military took part in a special mission during the holidays of 1953. It was called “Operation Reindeer.”

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Ike’s Food for Peace fights Ebola virus

A program that started way back in the Eisenhower administration has a role in today’s Ebola virus response.

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Small college captured spirit of the Marshall Plan

It all started around a bonfire one autumn night in 1945. Students at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio were fired up to begin a project to “Help those who cannot help themselves.”

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U.S., WFP bring food to starving Iraqis

The United States and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) are fast responding to the humanitarian catastrophe in Iraq. This life-saving mission includes the U.S military, the U.S. Food for Peace program and WFP bringing aid to war victims.

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U.S. Food for Peace helps Syrian war victims

The Food for Peace program of the United States is coming to the aid of starving Syrians. Around US $ 185 million in funding is being donated by Food for Peace to the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP is the lead agency in fighting hunger in Syria.

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