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07 Aug 2008 description

Initial $1 million commitment will help poorest buy food and spur agricultural productivity

Baltimore, MD, August, 7, 2008 - Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the Global Food Crisis with an initial $1 million commitment in private funding for projects over the next two months that will help hungry people in a half dozen countries buy food and prepare for the next planting season.

The response reflects CRS' ongoing two-pronged strategy of providing food, cash and vouchers to meet the immediate needs of those struggling to cope with rising food prices, particularly …