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Pam and Russell De Young

Pam and Russell De Young

June 2012

The De Youngs—Bread members for decades—see Bread as a “unique way to go beyond charity.” Find out why.

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‘Failing Retirement’—to Bread’s Benefit

‘Failing Retirement’—to Bread’s Benefit

April 2012

Robin and Dave Miner play leadership roles within Bread and in a variety of anti-hunger organizations, including the Indy Hunger Network and Interfaith Hunger Initiative. And they’re supposed to be retired!

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Gyude Moore: A Leader for Liberia

Gyude Moore: A Leader for Liberia

February 2012

Bread member Gyude Moore’s early experiences of poverty and war inform his work as special assistant to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Seeds of Activism Grow in Iowa

Seeds of Activism Grow in Iowa

December 2011

There are as many “points of entry” into Bread for the World’s work as there are people who care about ending hunger. An October gathering in Des Moines, IA, provided an opportunity for people to learn about Bread and ways they can help end hunger.

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Leota Ester Advocates for Basic Needs

Leota Ester Advocates for Basic Needs

October 2011

“When I turned 80, I decided I would make every single year count,” Leota Ester likes to say. It’s clear she didn’t wait until she turned 80.

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Evangelical Covenant Church Works to End Hunger

Evangelical Covenant Church Works to End Hunger

September 2011

With just over 800 congregations and nearly 300,000 members worldwide, the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is a small church body that makes a huge impact in its advocacy to end hunger.

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Beyond Charity to Advocacy

Beyond Charity to Advocacy

July 2011

Hundreds of U.S. congregations contribute time, money, and resources to food banks and other charities that help hungry people. But for some, the idea of advocacy—particularly when it comes to engaging with elected officials—is unfamiliar territory.

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Two Decades of Advocacy to End Hunger

Two Decades of Advocacy to End Hunger

June 2011

When asked how he found Bread for the World, Peter England laughs. "I didn't find Bread for the World—they found me!" An event at England’s home congregation, St. Louis Catholic Church in Miami, FL, launched a partnership that’s still going strong two decades later.

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'Bring the Kingdom of Heaven to this Earth'

'Bring the Kingdom of Heaven to this Earth'

May 2011

Katie Gerry joined the Roman Catholic Church after a spiritual awakening at 13 when she was growing up in Waterbury, CT. “Catholic means unity,” she explained. And unity has been a theme in her life ever since.

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Bread Counts on Bakers' Dozen Members

Bread Counts on Bakers' Dozen Members

May 2011

“For us, giving was a part of being Christian, part of loving our neighbors as ourselves,” says Gary Olsen-Hasek of his childhood. He describes his background as blue-collar: “We didn’t have much money, and really struggled when my dad was between jobs.” But his mother, especially, was nonetheless welcoming to people in need.

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