This is a sharp contrast to plans today by the Congress to reduce international food aid when there are countries that are suffering deeply from hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.
What hope do the world's nearly one billion hungry people have without food and nutrition? What hope do we have for peace if another generation is stunted in growth and mind because of lack of food?
It was fitting that one of the food trains for peace back in 1948 was named after Lincoln. It was he who used the phrase, "With malice toward none, with charity for all." Lincoln asked Americans "to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations."
There is no more important step toward this goal than feeding the hungry.