One in nine people around the world do not have enough to eat, which includes 15.6 million households in the United States.
The international food security programs in the Farm Bill provide lifesaving emergency assistance and an opportunity for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters to lead healthy, productive and dignified lives. These essential programs are designed to get people emergency food when disasters strike, help communities in poverty grow more of the food they need, conserve natural resources and transform landscapes, and support literacy and education through school lunches.
Programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) help those most critically vulnerable and hungry here in the United States. Programs like SNAP help feed those living below the poverty line, while TEFAP and CSFP programs provide critical support to food pantries and elderly Americans.
Food is a basic need and a fundamental human right. Pope Francis shared these words about hunger in the world, "Let us be clear. Food shortage is not something natural, it is not a given, something obvious or self-evident. ... The earth, abused and exploited, continues in many parts of the world to yield its fruits, offering us the best of itself. The faces of the starving remind us that we have foiled its purposes." Pope Benedict XVI urged, "Feed the hungry is an ethical imperative for the universal Church ..."
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