- About Hunger
- How to End Hunger
- Our Impact
- Get Involved
We can end hunger.
The proof is the amazing progress the world has made in just the past two generations. In 1960, 1 in 3 people were hungry. Today, chronic hunger affects 1 in every 8 or 9 people – about 795 million people worldwide.
But with so many people going hungry daily, hunger is still a huge problem. Picture all the people in the United States and the European Union. Almost that many people simply don’t have enough to eat.
Hunger causes immense suffering and sometimes death. The dead are most commonly young children – thousands every day, year after year. Those who survive early childhood malnutrition face lifelong health and learning problems. They are robbed of their God-given potential.
Adults – workers and parents – can’t be fully productive without enough nutritious food. Countries where many people are hungry have weaker economies. And as long as people are hungry, the world is less secure.
But with access to opportunity and the right tools, people can create change. They can do it no matter where they live.
Take Bangladesh, which has millions of hungry people. Farmers there face unusually challenging conditions. A third of the country floods every year, and much of the soil contains arsenic. Yet Bangladesh has made dramatic progress. Hunger and malnutrition have decreased dramatically.
Here in the United States, children rarely die of hunger. However, 1 in every 5 children in the U.S. is uncertain about having food to eat. Their families may regularly run out of grocery money. Many children who “look healthy” do not get enough nutrients. Their health and ability to learn in school are weakened.
Bread and its partners tell our nation’s decision makers that we can’t tolerate hunger anywhere. The government can’t end hunger by itself, but government commitment is crucial to the progress that is possible. For example, Brazil’s nationwide “Zero Hunger” effort made impressive progress in just 10 years. Britain has reduced poverty since the late 1990s.
We can virtually end hunger in our time.
Each person who takes action with Bread for the World helps us get closer to that goal. When we speak up and urge our nation’s decision makers to help end hunger in our country and around the world, we are making it happen together.
"They will hunger no more, and thirst no more."
In this issue: Summer Conference to Put Nutrition on Center Stage; Bread and Global Coalition Work Together to End Maternal and Child Malnutrition; On Faith: Eating and Drinking with Jesus; and more.
A fact sheet that speaks briefly about why support for nutrition overseas is so important and how the U.S. government supports nutrition assistance.
Relates to the topic of the 2016 Offering of Letters: Survive and Thrive.
In this issue: Poverty Discussed at February GOP Debate; President’s Budget Proposes New Ways to End Child Hunger; On Faith: The ‘Altaring’ Effects of Communion; New Fact Sheet Shows Blacks Face Higher Rates of Hunger, Poverty; and more.
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.
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 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...
Cómo emprender un método de propugnación – utilizando los medios de comunicación para que lo que te importa a ti lo sepan los demás, incluyendo miembros del Congreso. Incluye muchos consejos y una muestra de una carta al editor
Cómo emprender un método de propugnación – asistiendo a una junta comunitaria, u otra junta pública con un miembro del Congreso o candidato al Congreso. Incluye muchos consejos.
Cómo emprender un método de propugnación – la visita personal en el despacho regional o estatal de un miembro del Congreso. Incluye muchos consejos.