Resolve to help end hunger in 2017

January 3, 2017
Photo by Shehzad Noorani/Majority World

By LaVida Davis

Ending hunger is possible, especially if we resolve to do it. We know because your persistent advocacy helped us win a major victory in 2016 and pass the Global Food Security Act. Thank you!

2017 will be a year of difficult challenges, but also a year full of opportunity. Congress is back in session today and a new president will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.

More legislation gets passed in the first year of a new presidency than at any other time during a presidential term. Your advocacy is critical right now.

Resolve to email, call, or write your members of Congress once a month.

Educate new members and remind returning members of Congress about hunger issues by setting up an in-district meeting with them or their staff.

Sign-up for bimonthly prayers and join thousands of others in Bread’s network praying to end hunger by 2030.

Organize a 2017 Offering of Letters in your church, campus, or community. Materials will be available by March 1.

Learn about the latest news, tools, and resources you need to advocate; bookmark the Activist Corner.

Volunteer and be a leader in your community or church by organizing an advocacy team or study group.

Ensure that our advocacy in 2017 is strong by becoming a member and making us part of your charitable giving.

Resolve to make advocacy to end hunger a habit this year.

We look forward to advocating with you to make 2017 another year when we continue to write hunger into history!

LaVida Davis is the director of organizing and grassroots capacity building at Bread for the World.

Resolve to make advocacy to end hunger a habit this year.

Tools
from our Resource Library

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.

    ...

  • 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.

Field

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