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Bread for the World Encourages Open Dialogue on Food Aid Reform

Washington, DC, February 22, 2013

Bread for the World welcomes an open dialogue between the Obama administration and Congress to identify the most efficient and effective approaches for providing life-saving assistance to millions of people around the world. According to recent reports, the Obama administration is considering changes to U.S. food aid in its fiscal year 2014 budget request. In response, Bread for the World president Rev. David Beckmann issued the following statement:

"Our food aid system is in need of critical improvements. When budgets are tight and every taxpayer dollar must be justified, proposals that increase efficiencies must be carefully considered," said Beckmann.

Bread for the World is particularly interested in reforms that improve the efficiency of programs that are ending hunger and achieving food security around the world.

Beckmann added, "While the specific nature of the proposal is still unclear, Bread for the World supports efforts that would reform the U.S. approach to delivering food aid. However, such efforts must not come at the expense of those who depend on these programs to survive."

For more information, please visit www.bread.org.

Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.

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Christopher Ford, Media Relations Manager, 202-688-1077


Fito Moreno, Media Relations Specialist, 202-688-1138


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