Three boys from El Salvador hike
Milton, Osmín and Omar are among the many young people who have been trained by Catholic Relief Services in water-smart agriculture practices to improve the land and increase farm yields in El Salvador.

Your voice is needed now to help our global family experiencing hunger! Congress passed another continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 18. By not passing the 2022 federal budget, Congress risks losing the additional $4 billion proposed for poverty-reducing accounts.

Ask your member of Congress to speak with Congressional leadership to ensure the highest funding levels possible for programs that help prevent and end global hunger and malnutrition. It is critical that Congress maintains the funds allocated by the House and Senate, and it is now up to Congressional leadership as they negotiate the final bill. 

One in 9 people around the world are hungry. Climate change has affected many farmers with longer droughts, erratic rainfall, flooding and damaged crops from pests and disease. COVID-19 has increased the threat of food insecurity globally. 

Foreign aid helps communities access food in emergencies. It provides school meals to children so they have energy to concentrate and learn. It also helps farmers affected by changing climates learn more effective and sustainable ways to farm and earn a living. 

As a country and a society of global solidarity, we can lead in responding to the needs of our sisters and brothers and ensure they have access to the nutritious food they need to thrive.

Now is the time to let your voice be heard. Take action today and change lives!

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