Stand up for hungry children today

November 15, 2016

By Eric Mitchell

Your voice is needed now more than ever. Congress returns to Washington this week with an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of hungry people before they adjourn in December.

Will you speak up for hungry children today?

Call 800-826-3688 or email your senators and representative today. Tell Congress to pass a bipartisan child nutrition bill that connects hungry children with nutritious meals. Congress is already a year behind in passing a new child nutrition bill. Now is the time to pass a bill that makes needed improvements and closes the summer hunger gap.

This election year, nearly 650,000 Christians asked candidates, political parties, and elected officials to prioritize ending hunger in the U.S. and around the world. As the dust settles after last week's election results, our work to make ending hunger a priority is only just beginning.

In the coming weeks you’ll be hearing from us as Congress works on legislation that could make a real difference in the lives of hungry people. Our work at times seems endless, but I take comfort in Paul’s admonition to the Galatians: "So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up."

Eric Mitchell is the director of government relations at Bread for the World.


Your voice is needed now more than ever.

from our Resource Library

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For Faith

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  • 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.

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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.


  • Fact Sheet: Hunger by the Numbers

    In 2017, 11.8 percent of households in the U.S.—40 million people—were food-insecure, meaning that they were unsure at some point during the year about how they would provide for their next meal.

  • 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. 


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