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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pope Francis to make first visit to World Food Programme

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that Pope Francis will be visiting the agency's headquarters on June 13. This will be the first time a Pope has ever visited the WFP, which is based in Rome.

Read the full article at Examiner:

Friday, May 13, 2016

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive vital to stop summer hunger

This Saturday, May 14, you can take action to feed the hungry just by leaving non-perishable food by your mailbox. It's the national Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. It helps fight hunger by providing much needed support to Feeding America foodbanks all across the country.

On the morning of May 14 you are asked to leave non-perishable food items by your mailbox. These can be items like pasta, rice, peanut butter or any foods that have a long shelf life. Your donations of food will be picked up by your letter carrier that same day.

Read the full article at Examiner.

My Pensacola News Journal Oped on Stamp Out Hunger

What if we had the power to end hunger in America? We could bring a source of stability and hope to every community.

On Saturday, we have this chance with The National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

You are asked to leave nonperishable food next to your mailbox. These would be items liked boxed cereals, rice, pasta and other foods that have a long shelf life.

Read my full commentary in the Pensacola News Journal:

My Bennington Banner Oped On Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

What if we had the power to end hunger in America? We could bring a source of stability and hope to every community.

On Saturday, May 14 we have this chance with The National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

You are asked to leave non-perishable food next to your mailbox. These would be items liked boxed cereals, rice, pasta and other foods that have a long shelf life.

Read my full commentary in the Bennington Banner:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

A Plan for Helping Syrian Refugee Children

Last summer in the New York Times I wrote about the importance of school meals for children victimized by the war in Syria. We can do so much more for them, as we did for children in Europe and Asia affected by World War II.

Lebanon is one of the main countries where Syrians have fled to during the last five years of civil war. But once the refugees arrive they face all kinds of challenges just to have the basics of food and shelter. They have little or no resources.

Read my full commentary at The Huffington Post.

Monday, May 9, 2016

How We Can Help Haiti’s Children During Drought Emergency

The news coming from Haiti is very alarming. The El NiƱo weather phenomenon has struck again, this time leading to a severe drought.

It’s been so bad for farmers that many have lost more than 82 percent of production. That is leaving Haitian families with low food supply. Any food that is available at markets is high priced.

See my full commentary at The Huffington Post.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Syria Must Allow Food to Starving Civilians in Darayya

We can’t let civilians starve to death because of this tragic civil war in Syria. But right now in the town of Darayya, in Southern Syria, thousands of innocent civilians have no food or medicine.

Read my full commentary at The Huffington Post: