Woman from Honduras makes dinner
With support from a Catholic Relief Services program funded by international assistance, the Garcías drastically improved their farm production. Norma now cooks daily nutritious meals for her family using produce from their fields.

Your voice is needed now to protect lifesaving, international development and humanitarian assistance! 

The appropriations bills that Congress extended in the fall are now expiring. With the deadline approaching fast, this is a critical moment to advocate on lifesaving funding. At a time when global hunger and poverty are on the rise, we must act now to ensure communities around the world can access nutritious food, strengthen their resiliency and build hopeful futures. 

Email your U.S. members of Congress, urging them to support robust funding for poverty- and hunger-reducing international assistance in the fiscal year 2024 budget. Remember to personalize your message in the editable text box, sharing why this issue is important to you. Personalized messages are much more impactful on influencing your Congress member’s decision! 

By lifting your voice today, you help: 

  • Smallholder farmers diversify and improve their crops so they can feed their families and earn a living. 
  • Children receive the daily nutrition they need to grow and reach developmental milestones. 
  • Communities access emergency food aid during hunger crises caused by conflict and climate change. 

Foreign assistance accounts for less than 1% of the U.S. budget. You can make a difference to ensure this critical aid helps address the root causes of hunger. 


Photo by Oscar Leiva/Silverlight for CRS