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

Ofrenda de Cartas

Bread for the World’s annual Offering of Letters campaign engages churches and people of faith in writing letters to Congress. For 2015, the Offering of Letters focuses on feeding children in the U.S. Child nutrition programs are more important than ever. One in five American children lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table. Access to nutritious food throughout the year is essential to children's health, learning, and growth.

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

Explore the health costs of hunger. Read the 2016 Hunger Report..

The Cost of Hunger

November 26, 2015

Last year hunger and food insecurity cost the U.S. $160 billion in health expenditures.