We believe that the president of the United States can and should use his White House pulpit to rally the nation around ending hunger and poverty. Thus, in addition to sending letters to members of Congress, the Offering of Letters will petition the president.
We are asking President Obama to set a goal and work with Congress on a solid plan to end hunger. We aim to send at least 100,000 signatures to President Obama urging him to make this happen.
As emphasized in Bread for the World Institute's 2013 Hunger Report, worldwide hunger and poverty have decreased by nearly half since 1990, due in large measure to efforts by the community of nations to meet the Millennium Development Goals. This illustrates the importance of leadership, goals, and plans—complete with timetables and benchmarks.