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Eisenhower’s Food for Peace at work in Ukraine

The war in the Ukraine has created a hunger emergency for thousands of civilians. A program started way back by President Dwight Eisenhower has started coming to the rescue.

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Congress must hear the cries of hunger from abroad

As Congress debates the foreign aid budget, they should hear the cries of hunger from abroad. They should also listen to the echoes of history.

In fact, one of these came at a recent congressional hearing on the foreign aid budget, which included activists Ben Affleck and Bill Gates. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) mentioned the 1948 Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Europe and won the peace after World War II.

Read my full commentary at The Huffington Post.

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Abraham Lincoln and Food for Peace

As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln‘s birthday this month, let’s remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln’s influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected.

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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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