Alleviating hunger is at the heart of what Didion does, whether it is close to home by manufacturing key corn-related ingredients for popular brands on our grocery store shelves or providing life-saving meals to the most vulnerable in Africa.

The road for world food aid goes through Washington, D.C.

Riley Didion, Didion’s chief executive officer, and David Silver, Didion’s USAID program manager, met with members of the Wisconsin delegation to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in May to discuss Didion’s long history, passion, and ongoing commitment to feeding the world.

The group discussed the American Farmers Feed the World Act. Proposed changes to the Food for Peace Bill include requiring 50% of funding to be spent on U.S. commodities and the cost of transporting them overseas. At present only about 40% of the program funding is spent on U.S. commodities. The measure is among many in the recently released House Ag Republican farm bill draft.

While in D.C., Didion’s team and North American Millers’ Association allies took part in a Food Aid Expo to promote understanding of famine relief products manufactured at Didion’s facilities. During a panel discussion made up of a farmer, processor, shipper and distributing organization, Didion’s team passionately emphasized their dedication to supporting humanitarian food aid programs, highlighting how it serves as the company’s core mission of making a difference. 

The Didion representatives concluded their time in Washington, D.C., by reaffirming the company’s decades-long partnership with USAID members and its steadfast pledge to feed the world.