The Senate is considering legislation that would increase transportation costs for U.S. food aid by $75 million each year, and leave 2 million vulnerable people without access to lifesaving foodaid programs. The proposal, which would increase in the amount of U.S. food aid that must be shipped on American vessels, threatens our country's ability to provide assistance to people in need.
Contact your senators and tell them to reject any provision that would increase transportation costs for food aid.
Call the Capitol switchboard to be connected to your senators: 800-826-3688.
Photo: Shipping food commodities overseas from the United States as part of the federal government's food-aid programs is costly in terms of time and money. Reforms that Bread is seeking would eliminate some of these costs. Photo courtesy of World Food Program.