Circle of Protection

We are heads of Christian denominations, agencies, organizations, and educational institutions who believe that God expects national leaders to prioritize the needs of poor and hungry people.

Candidate Statements on Hunger and Poverty

In response to requests from the Circle of Protection and the Vote to End Hunger coalition, the major party nominees provided written statements in response to the question “If elected, what will you do to end hunger, alleviate poverty, and create opportunity in the U.S. and worldwide?”

The candidates’ responses are presented here without comment. Click an image to view the full text.

View the statement by Hillary Clinton
View the statement by Donald Trump

Additional Candidate Statements on Hunger and Poverty

Hillary Clinton: My Plan for Helping America’s Poor (New York Times Op-Ed, September 21, 2016)