We will be doing our annual Offering of Letters on Sunday, October 20th. This year’s focus is on global nutrition. Here is a synopsis of the current situation:
“Today, nearly 821 million people in the world—11 percent of the world’s population—remain hungry. One in 4 of the world’s children are affected by stunting, resulting in irreversible life consequences. Countries in Central America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa are disproportionately affected. Almost half of all child deaths worldwide are linked to malnutrition.”
We delayed our weekend of lifting up our voices so we can have members back from summer vacations and have more information on the current efforts underway which affect this issue.
We will be writing letters (or sending e-mails) to our three Members of Congress supporting H. Resolution 189 and increasing global nutrition funding to $250 million in the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bill.
So bring your pen or your device and lift your voice in support of those across the world suffering from hunger and poverty.