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Domestic Policy Positions
CHC works in coalition with a broad range of anti-hunger, community food security, and faith-based groups to develop and implement a legislative platform focused on broadening eligibility, increasing access to, and enhancing benefits of federal nutrition programs.
In our domestic advocacy and education initiatives, CHC works to:
- Promote a robust set of federal nutrition programs.
- Oppose legislation that reduces or terminates nutrition and health benefits in any federal nutrition program for low income populations through the removal of “entitlement status,” block grant proposals or other benefit reduction packages.
- Support the implementation of the 2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization provisions to improve the nutritional quality of school meals and “competitive food” rules.
- Oppose proposals that limit food choice for participants in the SNAP program and support financial incentives to SNAP participants that purchase healthy foods without reducing current benefits.
- Support the expansion of the Summer Meals and Farm to School programs.
International Policy Positions
CHC works with allied organizations to educate and advocate for a comprehensive approach to promoting food security around the world. We urge strong U.S. leadership, coordination with other donors, and investment in country-designed and owned plans to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
In our international advocacy and education initiatives, CHC works to achieve:
- A whole-of-government global food security strategy that addresses the full range of what an individual needs to be food secure over a lifetime. This includes:
- A flexible and effective emergency response tool box.
- Safety net and resilience-building programs that reduce the need for emergency interventions and protect the assets of smallholder farmers in times of short-term stress.
- Assistance to improve nutrition and reduce stunting, especially among pregnant women and children in their first thousand days.
- Long-term market-based agricultural development assistance that increase incomes of rural people and small-scale producers who comprise the majority of food insecure people.
- U.S. leadership among bilateral donors and within a multilateral global food security effort.
- Adequate funding for both emergency and long-term development assistance.
- Creation of a joint House Select Committee on Hunger/Senate Select Committee on Hunger.