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Quote of the Day: Chang Park

Food distribution in Dokolo in Northern Uganda, 2008. (USAID photo/Anne Shaw)

“I remember when I was in elementary school, the teacher would ask us to bring in a bag. I didn’t have a bag, so I would fold the newspaper and glue the edges. The next day after class, the teacher would line us up outside the storage room. Inside was a huge paper drum with the USAID [U.S. Agency for International Development] logo. I remember that logo with the shaking hands and shield. In that drum was powdered milk. They would shovel that powdered milk into our bags, and they asked us to take it home and boil it and drink it. That was our source of nutrition.

“Our generation—people who received all of that benefit—has a loving memory of the United States for providing that humanitarian aid.”

—Chang Park, founder of Universal Remote Control and Bread for the World member, on receiving U.S. food-aid assistance as a child growing up in South Korea.

U.S. food-aid programs provide life-saving assistance around the world, but they can work even better. Take part in Bread for the World's 2014 Offering of Letters, "Reforming U.S. Food Aid," and urge your members of Congress to support changes to policies and practices that will enable U.S. food aid to help millions more people, at no additional cost.


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