The Issue

Hunger and poverty are cyclically related. Hunger causes poor health, low levels of energy and decreased mental function, all of which exacerbates poverty due to people’s reduced capacity to learn and work. Such poverty then causes higher rates of malnourishment. Today, 896 million people live in poverty and, after a steady decline for over a decade, hunger appears to be on the rise affecting 815 million people.

The Solution

The Global Food Security Reauthorization Act has been introduced as a multi-year reauthorization of the Global Food Security Act (GFSA), reaffirming the United States’ commitment to combating hunger and poverty worldwide.



  • Introduced in the Senate: February 21, 2018
  • Introduced in the House: February 27, 2018
  • Passed in the Senate: June 19, 2018
  • Passed in the House: September 28, 2018
  • Became Public Law No. 115-266: October 11, 2018

Borgen Project Efforts

  • Emails Sent: 5,444
  • Number of Meetings: 150



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