Eric Mitchell, Director of Government Relations for Bread for the World, sent a call for action this week promoting the Food for Peace Reform Act of 2014. This legislation would empower our federal government to provide life-saving food assistance to 9 million more people around the world who experience hunger every year. Food deliveries could take place 2 months faster during emergencies and the legislation would support local farmers. This bill could be implemented without spending any new taxes, and will help deal with the current famine threatening South Sudan.
The Food for Peace Reform Act of 2014 (S. 2421), is a bipartisan effort led by Senators Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) Nine million starving people cannot wait on congressional inaction. The Senate is in recess and returns in September. The future of food aid is the Food for Peace Reform Act of 2014. Please encourage Senators Roy D. Blunt and Claire McCaskill to co-sponsor this bill by calling them at (800-826-3688).
Civil unrest continues in South Sudan and we need to continue praying for peace there. The Nonviolent Peaceforce, one of the premier unarmed civilian peacekeeping NGOs in the world, needs our help and support. It has teams protecting civilians in ten locations including Bentiu and Bor, communities wounded by civilian massacres. St. Gaspar said, “Be especially concerned for the poor, particularly those most in need and deprived of every comfort.”
Daryl Charron, C.PP.S.