Action Tools

  • Conducting an Offering of Letters (2015)

    July 17, 2015

    Part of the 2015 Offering of Letters: Feed Our Children

    A "how-to" guide for planning and implementing an Offering of Letters in your congregation or other faith community. Contains many tried-and-true...

  • 2015 Offering of Letters Feedback Form

    July 17, 2015

    Part of the 2015 Offering of Letters: Feed Our Children

    Feedback form to be completed by the coordinator/leader of the letter-writing event

    Survey to evaluate the effectiveness of the individual pieces...

  • Hunger and Mass Incarceration

    July 16, 2015

    In this fact sheet, Bread presents its argument for mass incarceration as a hunger issue. It includes an examination of how incarceration causes hunger and presents the reasons Bread is working for reform of the U.S...

  • Writing a Letter to the Editor of Your Local Newspaper

    July 16, 2015

    How to carry out one method of advocacy – getting your concerns in the media so they are seen by others, including the offices of members of Congress. Includes many helpful tips and a template for a letter to the...

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    July 16, 2015

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter...

  • How to Conduct an In-District Meeting with a Member of Congress (or the Staff)

    July 16, 2015

    How to carry out one method of advocacy – the in-person visit in a district or state office of a member of Congress. Includes many helpful tips.

  • Elections Resources

    July 15, 2015

    A list of Bread-produced resources to help activists raise hunger as an issue during the 2016 congressional and presidential elections.

  • Photo by Joseph Molieri/Bread for the World

    You Can Help End Hunger

    July 6, 2015

    This brochure provides a terrific introduction to the concepts of advocacy and justice in God's world as well as promoting the ministry of Bread for the World. The brochure includes an envelope for those wishing...

  • Exodus from Hunger

    July 6, 2015

    In his powerful and hopeful book, David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, looks at the causes of hunger, presents case studies of countries that have made great strides against it, and puts a human face on...

  • The Rising of Bread for the World

    July 6, 2015

    Published by Paulist Press, this 168-page book tells the surprising story of how God uses ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference in the lives of hungry people.

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For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

    ...

  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...

Field

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April 10, 2018

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