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Food for Peace

We Must Increase Food Aid During Time Of Famine

William Lambers | Posted 04.21.2017 | World
William Lambers

When General George Marshall went to China in 1946 to help end a civil war, he discovered a foe more powerful than armies: famine. Food had run out fo...

We Must Respond to South Sudan Famine

William Lambers | Posted 03.02.2017 | World
William Lambers

The United Nations declared famine Monday in parts of South Sudan, where 100,000 people are facing starvation. It could get much worse too with anothe...

Trump's Cabinet Should Think Food

William Lambers | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
William Lambers

What should Donald Trump's new Cabinet be focused on when they take office in January? How about food? This does not mean we want the Trump Cabinet t...

Kasich a Champion for Hunger Relief

William Lambers | Posted 03.15.2017 | Politics
William Lambers

The coming primaries will decide who the Republicans will nominate for President. They would be wise to look to someone who can tackle issues of great national and international importance like hunger. For America usually goes with the candidate who shows leadership in feeding the hungry. John Kasich has.

Be Like Ike: Give Safe Haven to War Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 09.05.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Thousands of Syrians each day are making a dangerous journey to get away from the conflict in the Middle East. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them. That is exactly what President Dwight Eisenhower did when he launched Operation Safe Haven.

Ike's Food for Peace to the Rescue in Syria

William Lambers | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

The size of the humanitarian crisis in Syria is so large that donations from Food for Peace and other countries needs to pick up dramatically. The situation is urgent.

Food for Peace: A Lifeline for Yemen

William Lambers | Posted 06.18.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

There are now 12.9 million people in Yemen living in hunger-- almost half of the population. This number has risen dramatically since the outbreak of fighting between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi Arabia-backed coalition.

Iraq Strategy Should Also Fight Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 06.15.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

While a strategy for peace in Iraq is still being formed, we already know one ingredient. Food will help write the peace in Iraq. For there cannot be any peace or stability with people starving and malnourished. We cannot abandon Iraqis in this time of great distress.

Hope for Syrians Comes With a Little Card

William Lambers | Posted 05.28.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Many Syrian war refugees are getting help in the form of a card that looks very much like the debit one you may have. It's called an electronic card, or e-card. The UN World Food Programme, the largest hunger relief organization, distributes these to needy families.

Tears Tell Story of Syria's War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 05.23.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

What will end the hunger and suffering in Syria is a peace treaty. That miracle appears far off today. But, until we can find this elusive peace, we cannot forget the plight of the Syrian people.

Congress, Obama Have to Boost Food for Peace in Response to Wars

William Lambers | Posted 05.19.2016 | Impact
William Lambers

Think how 50,000 hungry Syrians in the besieged town of Al Waer must be feeling right now. They have just received their first food packages in months! They have been blocked from aid because of the ongoing civil war. Now who is WFP's largest donor in Syria to provide this life-saving food aid? It's the U.S. Food for Peace program.

Yemen Must Choose Peace or Famine

William Lambers | Posted 05.02.2016 | World
William Lambers

The choice is clear. Yemen can fight, kill and starve their people. Or they can put down the guns and negotiate a settlement. That is the only way to save their country. If they don't the inevitable result is war and famine.

Congress Must Hear the Cries of Hunger From Abroad

William Lambers | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
William Lambers

We can definitely increase the resources for food aid programs, which are about less than one tenth of 1 percent of the federal budget. They can certainly be increased from this relatively tiny level of spending. Food is peace. Congress must remember this as it crafts the new budget in the coming months.

The Real and Heroic Hunger Games

William Lambers | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Imagine if war came to your community. What if you lost your whole income and food supplies became more limited each day? Farms and factories that supply food could no longer function because of the violence.

Abraham Lincoln and Food for Peace

William Lambers | Posted 04.12.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

As we celebrate President Abraham Lincoln's birthday this month, let's remember some of his lesser known roles too. Even long after his death, Lincoln's influence has continued in ways perhaps unexpected.

How Santa Began a Food for Peace Movement

William Lambers | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

CARE packages of food were delivered to the hungry in countries still recovering from World War II. It was as if Santa Claus packed his sled with enough food to feed the world.

Feed a 'Silent Guest' on Giving Tuesday

William Lambers | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

When you sit down for a meal on Giving Tuesday, you can set aside a place for a "silent guest," one of the world's hungry. Then you could make a donation to a charity, the cost of feeding your "silent guest."

A Thanksgiving Gift for Syria's War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

The war in Syria has caused a hunger emergency in the Middle East. On Thanksgiving Eve it was announced that the U.S. Food for Peace program is donating US $125 million to feed the war victims. The donation will go to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which is feeding over four million Syrians inside the war-torn country.

Support Pope's Plan With Food for Peace

William Lambers | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

For the long-term, it's about building the self-sufficiency of a nation. How can that be done? It takes peacemaking, for one, to prevent further conflicts.

Food Must Reinforce Obama's Peace Plan for Central African Republic

William Lambers | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Any peace plan for the CAR must be reinforced with food. Peace cannot be won if children are starving and stunted in growth.

Congress Must Rescue Food Stamp Program

William Lambers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Lambers

Where will hungry Americans go for help? They will look to food banks, but these are already overstretched and cannot make up the difference. The economy is suffering and hunger will escalate in America if Congress dismantles food safety nets.

School Meals for Peace in Mali and Burkina Faso

William Lambers | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact
William Lambers

CRS is reaching around 80,000 children in Mali with this food. Children can count on a hot meal of rice, peas and vegetable oil every day at school. When your family is struggling for food, this is an absolute treasure.

Groups Fight White House's Push For Biggest Change In Years

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

By Charles Abbott WASHINGTON, May 1 (Reuters) - A White House plan to modernize the major U.S. food aid program, by donating cash rat...

Vote To Cut Food Aid Splits GOP

Politico | David Rogers | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

Already on the defensive, scores of House Republicans joined with Democrats on Wednesday to beat back repeated conservative attempts to make still dee...

Replacing International Oppression With International Aid

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Suppose wealthy nations pumped billions into programs for the world's hungry, sick, and illiterate, not on an ad hoc, crisis basis, but long-term through the UN. Isn't this the ethical thing to do?