I am committed to ending hunger. Are you?

March 17, 2017
Climate change field schools are designed to address climate related food security concerns. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

By Rev. David Beckmann

I believe in God’s vision of a world where all people “will hunger no more” (Revelation 7:16). Families, churches, and businesses all need to do their part to end hunger. It is crucial that our government is no exception. 

Amid these turbulent times, we must seek to love our neighbors and to remind Congress to do the same. Your Bread for the World membership will fuel our work to urge Congress to propose a federal budget that will keep us on track to end hunger by 2030.

Our collective advocacy reminds Congress to remember the people impacted by their decisions -- people like Mercedita Cubar, a Filipino farmer who is learning to adapt her crops to rapidly changing weather patterns thanks to U.S. development assistance.

Our advocacy is paying off, and there is a growing recognition that ending hunger and extreme poverty by 2030 is achievable. More than ever we need your support. Become a member today, and join Christians across the country committed to ending hunger.

Rev. David Beckmann is president of Bread for the World.

Our advocacy is paying off, and there is a growing recognition that ending hunger and extreme poverty by 2030 is achievable.

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

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...

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