In the United States, Thanksgiving is a time of traditions that remind us of the value of food and bring us together with family and friends. It is a time when we give thanks that we are not hungry, and do what we can to help those that are.
But during this time of plenty, global hunger continues to be a problem. In fact, the number of people who go to bed hungry every night increased for the first time in a decade this year, going from 795 million people to 815 million people. In Yemen alone, 14 million people do not have enough to eat, and 7 million are on the brink of famine.
Congress is making decisions about how much funding should go to fighting hunger and saving lives next year, and we need your help to make sure that the United States continues to provide lifesaving assistance in Yemen and also in places like Nigeria, Somalia, and South Sudan.
Please send a message to your Member of Congress asking them to protect Foreign aid for the tens of millions of people who need lifesaving assistance, and to maintain US leadership in the fight against global hunger.