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There are now 26 members of Congress co-sponsoring The Roadmap to End Global Hunger

Congressman Leonard Boswell Supporting the Roadmap to End Global Hunger

Representative Leonard L. Boswell (D, Iowa) is the latest member of Congress to show support for the Roadmap to End Global Hunger legislation (H.R. 2817). There are now 26 members of Congress co-sponsoring the bill, which was put forward by Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts earlier this year. 

The Roadmap to End Global Hunger would create a White House office to coordinate the U.S. response to the global food crisis. A new advisor would work with President Obama and oversee all U.S. agencies involved in fighting hunger. Worldwide there are over one billion people who cannot get access to enough food. In countries like Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Nepal hunger and want threaten any hopes of peace. 

Programs to increase food production in developing countries is key to solving the hunger crisis. Child feeding programs like school feeding are also an essential component to end hunger and promote development.

Save the Children, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, the Friends of the World Food Programme, and a coalition of charities made recommendations which formed the Roadmap legislation. The idea is to elevate global hunger to the top of the Obama adminstration's foreign policy agenda.

Click here for a series of articles on the Roadmap to End Global Hunger.

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About William Lambers

William Lambers is the author of several books including Ending World Hunger: School Lunches for Kids Around the World. This book features over 50 interviews with officials from the UN World Food Programme and other charities discussing school feeding programs that fight child hunger. He is also the author of Nuclear Weapons, The Road to Peace: From the Disarming of the Great Lakes to the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Open Skies for Peace, The Spirit of the Marshall Plan: Taking Action Against World Hunger, School Lunches for Kids Around the World, The Roadmap to End Global Hunger, From War to Peace and the Battle of Britain. He is also a writer for the History News Service. His articles have been published by newspapers including the Cincinnati Enquirer, Des Moines Register, the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Buffalo News, San Diego Union Tribune, the Providence Journal, Free Lance-Star (VA), the Bakersfield Californian, the Washington Post, Miami Herald (FL), Chicago Sun-Times, the Patriot Ledger (MA), Charleston Sunday Gazette Mail (WV), the Cincinnati Post, Salt Lake Tribune (UT), North Adams Transcript (MA), Wichita Eagle (KS), Monterey Herald (CA), Athens Banner-Herald (GA) and the Duluth News Journal. His articles also appear on History News Network (HNN) and Think Africa Press. Mr. Lambers is a graduate of the College of Mount St. Joseph in Ohio with degrees in Liberal Arts (BA) and Organizational Leadership (MS). He is also a member of the Feeding America Blogger Council.

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