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.”


from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

  • 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...

  • 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.

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.


  • 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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