We can end

hunger in our time

"God has filled the hungry with good things." — Luke 1:53

I can help others

Offering of Letters in Coral Gables, Florida. Photo: Bread for the World

2018 Offering of Letters: For Such a Time as This

Ofrenda de Cartas

In 2018, funding for vital domestic and international anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs is again at risk of deep cuts. Through hand-written letters, we will urge Congress to invest and protect key programs that help improve the lives of men, women, and children facing hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

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Knowledge is the best defense against hunger

What is hunger?

People who suffer chronic hunger do not get enough calories, essential nutrients, or both. They have an ongoing problem with access to food.

What causes hunger?

Poverty is the main cause of hunger in the world. This is true in rich and poor countries alike. Most people who are hungry are living in extreme poverty, defined as income of $1.25 per day or less.

Where does hunger exist?

795 million people experience hunger every day. Hunger exists in the U.S. just as it does everywhere. In the last few decades, the world as a whole has seen progress against hunger.

Who experiences hunger?

Anybody can experience hunger at any time. But certain groups and people living under certain conditions are more at risk.
An intelligent mind acquires knowledge — Proverbs 18:15

¿Qué es el hambre? ¿Qué causa el hambre?

in what ways

can we

end hunger

Ending hunger requires us to organize ourselves for action.
God's grace moves us to help our neighbors.
The federal government plays an important role in ending hunger.
What causes hunger? What are the best strategies to end it?
Bread is working on many issues to change legislation and policy.
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Hunger Report

Hunger Report 2017: Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities

Fragile States

November 23, 2017

Fragile Environments, Resilient Communities explains how state fragility stands in the way of ending hunger and extreme poverty.