Why We Advocate
In the fight to end hunger, kids need you to use your voice. They need you to speak this truth: No children, no matter where they were born, should go to bed hungry. They need you say that it’s an injustice when children don’t have the essentials they need to thrive in life. They need you to communicate to people, agencies and organizations with influence around the world that it’s time to defeat hunger.
Raise your voice for children who can’t speak for themselves.
What Advocacy Does
When large groups of people begin to call attention to issues they feel passionate about, changes of all sizes begin to happen:
- Influence the direction in which legislators cast their votes on key pieces of legislation.
- Inform the way leaders of governmental agencies use resources to help those under their care.
- Improve the services schools provide to children in need.
Though the change might not be immediate, steady efforts over time really do make a difference!
Some examples of recent advocacy campaigns at Feed the Children:
- The Farm Bill: We lobbied, wrote public opinion pieces, and called on our supporters to contact their legislators and explain how changes to this act would hurt children in the U.S. who depend on SNAP benefits for food on the dinner table every night. We were the only large non-profit to support judicious reform of the SNAP program while arguing against sweeping cuts that would take benefits from families who need them.
- Disabilities Treaty: The U.S.’s ratification would provide greater accommodations for those with special needs around the world.
- Access to Nutrition: U.S. state governments can better use federal dollars for programs that feed children, such as summer school feeding.
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