Raúl and Lilian Chanchavac pose with their son and basket of produce from their farm
With support from programs authorized by the Farm Bill, Raúl and Lilian Chanchavac built a thriving farming business, which provides nutritious food for their children and for children at the local schools. Photo by Erick Josue Hernández for CRS

Global hunger is rising, and millions of our sisters and brothers here in the United States and around the world are at risk. If current trends continue, the number of hungry people will reach 840 million in only 7 years—that’s 1 in 10 people! 

Your voice is needed to change this outcome and ensure all people can access enough nutritious food to lead healthy lives.  

Urge your members of Congress to prioritize timely passage of the 2023 Farm Bill and to reauthorize existing domestic and international programs that address immediate hunger needs and support long-term solutions. 

  • Programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Emergency Food Assistance Program help American adults and children who live in food-insecure households to meet their food needs. In 2021, SNAP helped feed more than 41 million people and lifted nearly 3 million out of poverty. 

  • Globally, the Food for Peace, McGovern-Dole Food for Education, Food for Progress and Farmer-to-Farmer programs keep famine at bay, improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers so they can feed their families, help school children excel in their studies and leverage the expertise of American farming volunteers to improve food security. 

As global issues like inflation, conflict and climate change increase food insecurity, these lifesaving programs help millions of people who are the most vulnerable. Lift your voice today to make a difference in our work to end hunger!