"Americans want to fight global hunger"

A prominent US congresswoman is confident that American generosity will not be dimmed by the financial crisis. (See our Davos page)

US Congresswoman Nita Lowey is confident that, despite the pain caused by the financial crisis in the United States, Americans will be ready to step up to the plate in order to help fight hunger in the world. 

Congresswoman Lowey, a Democrat representing New York, spoke to WFP at Davos following a dinner hosted by WFP and its corporate partner TNT. The dinner was a forum for dozens of CEOs, politicians and leaders from civil society to discuss new ways to tackle hunger and malnutrition. Lowey is Chair of the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Foreign Operations.