Hunger in the News: Mass incarceration, Aleppo, and Asia-Pacific

December 12, 2016
Hunger in the News

Nutrition subcommittee members fight hunger for the holidays,” by Ellie Silverman, The Hill. “As families across the country prepared for Thanksgiving, Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) kicked off the week with a 42-mile, two-day walk as part of the sixth annual “Monte’s March” in Massachusetts, which aims to raise awareness and money for those suffering from food insecurity.”

Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?” by Nurith Aizenman, NPR. “If you live in Kenya there's a jingle you hear on television and radio a lot.”

One way Obama has quietly worked to reverse “tough on crime” policies,” by German Lopez, Vox. “President Barack Obama quietly made a little bit of history in 2016: He has officially used his clemency powers — to pardon and otherwise shorten people’s sentences — more than any other president since Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s.”

Aleppo’s terrified residents flee rebel districts, death and hunger,” by Lyce Doucet, The Guardian. “Two-year-old Yasser, his woolly hat pulled down to his eyes, stared, silent and unsmiling, in his pram. His 20-day-old sister, Sana, slept beside him, unaware that the entirety of her short life has been spent amid the worst fighting her neighbourhood in east Aleppo has ever seen.”

UN: Fight against hunger slowing in Asia-Pacific,” by Reed Alexander, CNN. “More than 490 million people in Asia go hungry.”

There's a hunger problem on America's college campuses,” by Katie Lobosco, CNN Money. “Montclair State University's food pantry is tucked away down a maze of hallways in the student center. Like the hunger problem on campus itself, the pantry is not quite out in the open.”

 

Tools
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For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always obvious.

  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

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.

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  • 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...

  • Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

    Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.

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