Mr President: Help end child hunger

“For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat…” – Matthew 25:35 (NIV)


Every day, an estimated 19,000 children die before they reach their fifth birthday, mostly from causes we can prevent. Hunger and malnutrition contribute to one-third of these deaths. 

It doesn’t have to be this way. Simple, inexpensive interventions can save these children – together costing as little as $20 for a child. But for millions of parents in the developing world, these treatments are out of reach.

Join us in urging President Obama to support policies that prioritize nutrition for children and take the lead in making sure “the least of these” have enough to eat. You can add your own comments to the end of our message.

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Dear Mr. President,

I urge you to support policies and fund programs that directly improve global child survival, particularly high-impact interventions like nutrition.

In June of 2012, the United States government signed a pledge called "Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed." By signing, we promised to help the world reach a child mortality rate of 20 or fewer child deaths per 1,000 live births by the year 2035 across all countries.

In your State of the Union address, you also committed to eradicating extreme poverty, in part by "saving the world's children from preventable deaths."

Because I believe in a world where "never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days," (Isaiah 65:20) I urge you to ensure that the U.S. government provides leadership and resources to ensure that children worldwide can thrive far beyond their fifth birthday.

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