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NEWS: Farm Bill Must Feed Hungry Children

I received the following from the World Food Program and thought I would repost for those who are concerned:

Your help is urgently needed.

The Senate and House of Representatives have been working hard to draft their final version of the Farm Bill, before it expires on March 15.

Unfortunately, funding for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program has been cut dramatically as part of ongoing negotiations. We are asking Congress to reinstate mandatory funding levels for the McGovern-Dole Program, as originally included in the House of Representatives' Farm Bill

Please call your Senators and Member of Congress at (800) 569-FOOD, before March 15 and urge them to support the mandatory funding levels for McGovern-Dole passed in the House of Representatives' original version of the Farm Bill.

Who: Anyone who is concerned about child hunger.

What: Call your Senators and Member of Congress to ask for mandatory funding for the McGovern-Dole Program, as included in the House of Representatives' original version of the Farm Bill.

When: Before March 15.

How: Dial (800) 569-FOOD and ask to be connected to the office of your Senators and Member of Congress.

1 comments:

look at you--on the OTHER side of a prn press release! I wonder if Ochaba sent this one...

said by dhp at 7:59 AM Delete

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