CCUSA urges Congress to fund key hunger and nutrition programs

Alexandria, Va. – Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) President and CEO, Sister Donna Markham, OP, PhD, along with leadership from the USCCB, CRS and Catholic Rural Life, sent a letter to Congress today urging Congress to fund key hunger and nutrition programs in FY 2023 agriculture appropriations.
In part, the letter states:
“We must work to ensure every person has enough nutritious food to sustain a life with dignity, promote good stewardship of the land and natural resources, and provide support to struggling farmers, ranchers, and farm workers. The Catholic Church is committed to this mission and will continue to serve those in need of food and support. USDA programs play a key role in strengthening and complementing this work, allowing us to be more effective and extend our reach.

To help families and service providers cope with rising costs, please increase funding for the vital programs.”

The full letter, including a list of vital programs is available on our website.



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