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Dear [Decision Maker],

Please help solve hunger and malnutrition by protecting international food assistance. I urge you to provide adequate funding for essential global food security accounts such as Food for Peace, McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program, and International Disaster Assistance.

The Food for Peace Program provides emergency food assistance and development assistance to millions suffering from hunger and malnutrition. It has been the primary vehicle for providing food assistance in response to natural disasters, crises, and conflicts around the world for the past 50 years.

The International Disaster Assistance Program funds emergency assistance overseas in disaster situations. A portion of these funds are used for the Emergency Food Security Program, which provides cash resources to purchase food locally and regionally as well as food vouchers to help meet the needs of disaster-affected populations. These funds are particularly important for meeting the emergency food needs of humanitarian crises in places such as Syria and Iraq. They also have the added benefit of supporting the local economies where vulnerable or displaced families are residing.

The McGovern-Dole Food for Education program provides school-age children in poverty stricken countries with what is often their only meal of the day. School meals also help get students into the classroom, giving them an important key to a better future: an education. The 2016 funding for this program includes for the first time money to buy food locally, thus spurring local economic activity and helping to form and strengthen local markets.

Thank you for your time and consideration. These programs will help feed tens of millions of people around the world and improve global food security by addressing the underlying causes of hunger.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]