Posted September 12, 2014
Debbie Stabenow, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman, was awarded the World Food Program USA’s McGovern-Dole Leadership Award, according to an Agri-Pulse article by Daniel Enoch available here.
The award is the highest honor for Stabenow’s global effort to fight hunger and provide aid to those in need.
“A new program established by Senator Stabenow – just a few words of text in the bill – will have a transformative impact,” said Rick Leach, president and CEO of World Food Program USA. “Now we can buy food from small-scale farmers, who often suffer from hunger, to feed children in school. Through this effort, we can lift the first group out of hunger and extreme poverty while providing hope and opportunity for the second.”
Stabenow was honored to be an award recipient.
“This award means so much to me because I know the World Food Program travels to the ends of the earth – literally – to deliver food and supplies to men, women and children. Deliveries that may be the difference between life and death,” said Stabenow.
“As Americans, we are compelled to help alleviate global hunger because it’s simply the right thing to do. It’s also the smart thing to do. International aid is more than a Band-Aid – it’s a building block to create stronger economies around the world. Food security is a stabilizing force in destabilized regions. By fighting global hunger and strengthening local agricultural economies, we are enhancing global security.”
For more information about the World Food Program, please visit their website here.
For more information on farm bills and disaster programs, please visit the National Agricultural Law Center’s website here and here.