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Food & Hunger

Your food security actions go center stage on MSNBC

Yesterday, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) appeared together on MSNBC’s The Cycle to discuss the Global Food Security Act of 2015 (GFSA) and its critical role in combating extreme poverty.

For starters, the GFSA is a bipartisan bill (gotta love when our government functions how it’s supposed to) that tackles food security and malnutrition by building upon and extending the immensely successful Feed the Future Initiative.

795 million people suffer from food insecurity and malnourishment. Meaning 795 million people aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from.  Hunger and malnutrition rob people of healthy, productive lives. People without access to nutritious food are unlikely to succeed in school and, as a result, less likely to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty.

The Global Food Security Act of 2015 addresses these issues through a combination of sustainable agricultural development programs that focus on women smallholder farmers and ensuring nutrition in a child’s first 1,000 days.

Senator Casey summed it up best, “across the world when you’re talking about chronic malnutrition, over 160 million children suffer from that...and we cannot abide that.

Watch the video above for more of the great information shared on MSNBC.

TAKE ACTION NOW by calling on your Congressman to support the Global Food Security Act of 2015.

(If you're reading this on a desktop, follow this link to the GFSA call action.)