About Bread for the World Institute

Bread for the World Institute provides nonpartisan policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it. The Institute has been educating opinion leaders, policymakers, and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad since 1975.

Bread for the World Institute is a separately-incorporated 501(c)3 organization. Gifts to the Institute are tax-deductible.

2016 Hunger Report. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Annual Hunger Report

The Institute publishes a book-length Hunger Report every year. Each edition focuses on a particular topic and its relationship to the root causes of hunger and malnutrition. Recommendations for policy change based on the report’s analysis guide Bread for the World’s advocacy.

The 2016 Hunger Report, The Nourishing Effect: Ending Hunger, Improving Health, Reducing Inequality, explores the connections among hunger, food insecurity, and health problems in the United States.

A new study commissioned by Bread for the World Institute and featured in the report shows that hunger and food insecurity cost the United States at least $160 billion in extra healthcare costs in 2014 alone. The Nourishing Effect offers recommendations for healthcare providers, anti-hunger advocates, and policymakers to help make a healthier, hunger-free United States a reality.

The 2015 Hunger Report, When Women Flourish … We Can End Hunger, examines the links between global women’s empowerment and ending hunger and malnutrition. One cannot be achieved without the other. Gender equality depends on strengthening women’s bargaining power, reducing their burden of unpaid work, and building a collective voice in public life.

The 2014 report, Ending Hunger in America, provides a detailed, four-part plan to end hunger in the U.S.

Other resources

The Institute also produces briefing papers, fact sheets, and infographics. All resources are designed for an audience of policymakers and activists.

Areas of focus

The Institute’s current analysis and advocacy areas include:

  • global hunger and poverty
  • U.S. hunger and poverty
  • U.S. populations most impacted by hunger
  • U.S. international development assistance
  • global sustainable development goals
  • maternal / child nutrition
  • food security and smallholder agriculture
  • immigration

Laying the Groundwork for Advocacy

Solving a complex problem such as hunger requires a clear understanding of the impact of specific policies and how policies affect each other. The Institute’s nonpartisan analysis and identification of action steps help strengthen Bread as a trusted voice in national life.

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For Faith

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
     

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

  • Bread for the World Sunday

    Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity for your church or community of faith to join with others — in thousands of churches across the country — in living out God's vision of a world without hunger. Through our prayers for an end to hunger, letters, and phone calls to our nation's leaders...

For Advocacy

Community

Congregations Engage in the Offering of Letters

April 7, 2016

Insight

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