Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust

The Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust makes funds available to provide emergency humanitarian food assistance to developing countries. When a food crisis arises and food aid is not available from other U.S. government programs, the Secretary of Agriculture may authorize the release of funds from the trust in order to quickly meet immediate needs. Cash in the trust provides the U.S. government with the flexibility to purchase appropriate U.S. commodities based on availability and specific needs.

News and Features

July 2, 2021
Communications to Congress

International Food Assistance Report FY 2020

November 24, 2020
Communications to Congress

International Food Assistance Report FY 2019

November 1, 2019
Communications to Congress

U.S. International Food Assistance Report 2018

Programs in Action

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