Charity group CARE International has decided to turn down $46 million a year in federal funds from the
CARE says it is phasing that system out over the next two years because it says the system often only delivers grain to those who can afford it rather than the poorest and hungriest people.
Most food aid is not delivered this way - about 22% of all food aid is sold rather than handed out. The U.N.'s World Food Program does not allow any of its grain to be sold by NGOs.
Save the Children USA, which along with CARE is a major recipient of monetized food aid, calls food aid a "vital resource," but adds in a TIME report that it "shares CARE's frustration."