Bread for the World Sunday

Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity for your church or community of faith to join with others — in thousands of churches across the country — in living out God's vision of a world without hunger. Through our prayers for an end to hunger, letters, and phone calls to our nation's leaders, and financial support to Bread of the World, your church can give bold witness to God's justice and mercy in the world.

This year, Bread for the World Sunday is scheduled for October 18, but you are welcome to participate on another date if that works best for your church. Your celebration can be as simple as including prayers for hungry people in worship. Or you may wish to devote your sermon, children's message, and other activities to ending hunger in God's world.

Poverty is the major cause of hunger. Photo: Jim Stipe for Bread for the World

Resources available for your Bread for the World Sunday celebration

A variety of free resources — including a guide with a lectionary study and litany, bulletin inserts, prayers, hunger facts, and much more — are available to order in English and Español

This year, Bread for the World Sunday is scheduled for October 18, but you are welcome to participate on another date if that works best for your church. Your celebration can be as simple as including prayers for hungry people in worship. Or you may wish to devote your sermon, children's message, and other activities to ending hunger in God's world.

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We pray for an end to hunger in God's world. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Join us in prayer for an end to hunger

Your church or faith community may also want to join others who have made a commitment to ongoing prayer for an end to hunger. Thousands of individuals have already made this commitment to ongoing prayer to support the emerging international movement to end widespread hunger by 2030. The Bread for the World Sunday guide offers suggestions about how your congregation might become involved in these prayers for an end to hunger.

On Bread for the World Sunday, we recognize and give thanks for the work churches, community groups, and denominations are all doing to remove the obstacles that keep people from sharing in God's abundance. We celebrate the diversity of faith traditions across race, ethnicity, and culture that are working together to end hunger. Moved by God's love in Jesus Christ, we reach out in love to our neighbors — and create a better future for all.

Hunger and poverty persist around the world. Let’s pray for those who need our help the most. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Recursos en Español

El Domingo de Pan para el Mundo es una oportunidad para que su iglesia o comunidad de fe se una a otros — en miles de iglesias a través de todo el país — con el propósito de vivir la visión de Dios de un mundo carente de hambre. A través de nuestras oraciones para la erradicación del hambre, cartas y llamadas telefónicas a los líderes de nuestra nación y del apoyo financiero a Pan para el Mundo, su iglesia puede dar testimonio de la justicia y la misericordia de Dios en el mundo. 

Nuestros esfuerzos por ayudar a quienes se encuentran en necesidad son fortalecidos por Pan para el Mundo, según une a personas de muchas tradiciones de fe — para que sean una voz colectiva cristiana que inste a aquéllos que toman las decisiones a cambiar las políticas y condiciones que permiten que el hambre persista. También damos gracias por las iglesias y otras organizaciones que proveen ayuda de emergencia y de largo alcance con el propósito de vencer el hambre, la pobreza y las enfermedades.

"For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many."

Mark 10:45 (theme for the 2015 Bread for the World Sunday - with verse 43)

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

  • 2014 Hunger Report: Ending Hunger in America

    The 2014 Hunger Report proposes bold steps to end hunger in the United States by 2030. Hunger remains a problem in this wealthy country. About one in seven American households is not always sure where their next meal is coming from. Among children, African-Americans, and Hispanics/Latinos, this...

  • 2013 Hunger Report: Within Reach: Global Development Goals

    The 2013 Hunger Report focuses on the final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by their 2015 deadline and proposes a new set of global development goals to eliminate hunger and extreme poverty by 2030.

    The report shows how the MDGs have driven progress around the...

  • Strengthening Local Capacity: The Weak Link in Sustainable Development

    Country ownership is critical to achieving development outcomes such as reducing hunger and extreme poverty. Well-functioning state and non-state institutions are necessary elements of an enabling environment — conditions that facilitate countries’ efforts to drive their own development.

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For Faith

  • Bread for the World Sunday

    Bread for the World Sunday is an opportunity for your church or community of faith to join with others — in thousands of churches across the country — in living out God's vision of a world without hunger. Through our prayers for an end to hunger, letters, and phone calls to our nation's leaders...

  • The Bible and Immigration Reform

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to advocacy on immigration reform.

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

  • The Bible and Poverty-Focused Development Assistance

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to advocacy for federal government assistance abroad that focuses on eradicating poverty.

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

For Advocacy

  • Congressional Scorecard for 113th Congress

    Voting Record for the 113th Congress

    Shows how senators and representatives voted on legislation that would impact hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. Specifically, this report tracks votes in the 113th Congress—from January 2013 to July 2014, when this...

  • Close the Child Hunger Gap: Support the Summer Meals Act

    Support the Summer Meals Act of 2015 (S.613/H.R. 1728)

    Summer meal programs connect low-income children with meals during the summer months. Still, for every 6 low-income children who get a lunch at school every day, only 1 also receives meals during the summer.

  • Close the Child Hunger Gap: Support the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act

    Support the Stop Child Summer Hunger Act of 2015 (S. 1539/H.R. 2715)

    Summer meal programs connect low-income children with meals during the summer months. Still, for every 6 low-income children who get a lunch at school every day, only 1 also receives meals during the ...