Vote to End Hunger

What is the Vote to End Hunger Compaign?

Vote to End Hunger is a broad coalition of individuals and organizations all committed to ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world by 2030. Islamic Relief USA is part of this coalition working together to elevate the issue of hunger with candidates during the 2016 election cycle.

Goal:

Use the 2016 election process to make hunger, poverty and opportunity a higher political priority, so that the next President and Congress take action that will put our nation and the world on track to end hunger by 2030.

Vision:

End hunger in the United States and around the world by 2030.

Principles:

  1. Ending hunger in the United States and worldwide by 2030 is possible.
  2. Ending hunger requires strong commitment and leadership from the U.S. government
  3. Ending hunger means fulfilling the right to food by ensuring all people at all times are able to access enough food for an active, healthy life
  4. Ending hunger is the shared responsibility of individuals, communities, the private sector, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and government
  5. Ending hunger is not a partisan issue.
  6. Ending hunger requires both a strong safety net and policies that expand opportunity and reduce poverty.
  7. The 2016 election provides an exceptional opportunity to make ending hunger, poverty and opportunity a higher political priority
  8. Therefore, we plan to work together to engage voters and candidates around the goal of ending hunger by 2030.

Statistics about Hunger:

  • One out of every 7 U.S. households – more than 48 million Americans- struggle to put food on the table. These numbers include 5.4 million seniors and 15 million children.
  • Around the world, 795 million people experience hunger every day.
  • The impact of hunger reaches far beyond just those families and individuals who experience it. Hunger has a devastating impact in the lives of children. Hunger affects brain development. It makes it harder to learn in school and puts our children at risk of chronic health issues.
  • Irreversibly harming a child’s cognitive and physical development in turn makes it harder for them to find employment later in life.
  • Hunger burdens our economy with lost productivity and increased, avoidable healthcare costs.
  • Hunger and inadequate nutrition for seniors exacerbates already existing health challenges, accelerates physical impairment, impedes recovery from illness, injury and surgery, and increases risk of chronic disease.

Islamic Relief USA is a proud member of the Vote to End Hunger Coalition.

votetoendhunger To learn more about these efforts, Visit VoteToEndHunger.org

World Food Day, Oct. 16

IRUSA World Food Day Poem, Oct. 16
IRUSA World Food Day Poem, Oct. 16

Every year, on Oct. 16—World Food Day—IRUSA joins concerned citizens worldwide to focus attention on the ongoing global food crisis. In 2015, IRUSA signed on to an open letter, dedicated to putting agriculture at the top of the global agenda.

You can be a part of this globe-wide effort too:

  • One easy way is by downloading and sharing the special poem to the right.
  • Another is by spreading the word about this important effort on Twitter—here’s a tweet you can use: Feeding 9B people by 2050 #StartsWithFarmers. Join our call to prioritize agriculture & achieve #SDG2 #WFD2015 http://tmsnrt.rs/1Mn6huA
  • A third is by reading and discussing this important blog about—what else—FOOD!

There are many ways to get involved. Use the hashtags #WFD2015 #SDG #StartsWithFarmers and tag @IslamicReliefUSA to be a part of the conversation.

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