Food assistance : economic and food security impacts
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"We recently heralded one of the United States' finest moments: the creation of Food for Peace, a program of food security for poor countries based on the prodigious strength of the US food system. We continue as a nation to seek new strategies that address the needs of the most vulnerable people of the world. Food for Peace remains a critical element of our foreign policy because it is effective public policy on both the diplomatic and humanitarian fronts. And reflects the best of the American spirit and values. Food for Peace also proudly proclaims the scientific achievements of our farmers, our Land Grant universities, our corporate sector, and the volunteer spirit of our citizenry. Better health, restored dignity, and the pride that comes from the ability to feed one's family. THIS is the power of food aid and that is why the impact of food aid programs are so important. Whether it be the floods that have plagued Bangladesh, the political violence all too common in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo -- or the horror of the earthquakes in Haiti -- Food for Peace in its many programmatic forms has saved millions of lives and given countless children and families new opportunities for improved health and renewed dignity."--Page 1.