7 USC 1721 - General authority

The President shall establish a program under this subchapter to provide agricultural commodities to foreign countries on behalf of the people of the United States to
(1) address famine and food crises, and respond to emergency food needs, arising from man-made and natural disasters;
(2) combat malnutrition, especially in children and mothers;
(3) carry out activities that attempt to alleviate the causes of hunger, mortality and morbidity;
(4) promote economic and community development;

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(5) promote food security and support sound environmental practices;
(6) carry out feeding programs; and
(7) promote economic and nutritional security by increasing educational, training, and other productive activities.

Such program shall be implemented by the Administrator.