Nourish Change

Nourish change to end hunger.

One in nine people around the world do not have enough to eat.
When people live in extreme poverty, are forced to flee their homes and livelihoods to escape violence, or endure increasing natural disasters due to a changing climate, hunger and malnutrition follow and quickly threaten health. Poor nutrition not only stunts the growth of one in four children, but causes 45% of deaths in those under age 5, a total of 3.1 million children every year. And the numbers continue to climb.

Nourish change for millions of people.

As the largest private distributor of U.S. food aid, CRS uses this aid to respond to immediate emergencies that keep people from accessing food, like drought and flooding, or war and conflict. CRS prevents hunger by working to address the root causes of poverty. Land management and conservation programs transform barren hillsides into productive farmland. Nutrition is delivered to children in their critical first thousand days of life. Small farm families learn agricultural practices that increase food production and income. School lunches spur regular school attendance, especially among girls. Lifesaving foreign aid is only 1% of our federal budget but does a world of good.

Nourish change by protecting vital policies and programs.

As Catholics, we are called to honor the dignity of every human being. We must ensure consistent access to sufficient nutritious food for our human family around the world. The international food security programs authorized in the Farm Bill provide lifesaving emergency assistance and an opportunity for our most vulnerable brothers and sisters to lead healthy, productive and successful lives.
Before critical legislation in 2018 determines the fate of millions of people, Congress and the administration need to hear your voice.

"You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. This is how prayer works."

Pope Francis
Raise your voice to prevent and end hunger.

Raise your voice to prevent and end hunger.

As Congress deliberates about the 2018 Farm Bill, your voice is needed to protect key food security programs. They provide lifesaving emergency assistance to those affected by conflict and natural disasters, and address the root causes of hunger through sustainable development.


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Poverty and Human Trafficking

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Poverty and Climate Change

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