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. After your celebration, please help us improve our materials by sending us your feedback.

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

Resources 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.

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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

  • The 2016 Hunger Report by the Numbers

    Each year since 2008, the number of food-insecure people in the United States has hovered between 48 million and 50 million, approximately one in six people in the country.

    Food insecurity increases, by nearly 50 percent, a person’s chances of becoming a high-cost user of healthcare...

  • Informe 2016, en cifras

    Cada año desde el 2008, el número de personas que padecen inseguridad alimentaria en los Estados Unidos se ha mantenido entre 48 y 50 millones, lo que supone aproximadamente 1 de cada 6 personas en el país. 

    La inseguridad alimentaria aumenta la probabilidad de ser un usuario de servicios...

  • The Cost of Hunger

    Last year hunger and food insecurity cost the U.S. $160 billion in health expenditures.

For Faith

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

  • 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.

For Advocacy

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

    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....

  • Guía de Acción Cívica

    Provee una explicación en gran parte seglar, de cómo Pan para el Mundo lleva a cabo su abogacía ante el Congreso de los Estados Unidos. Explica el proceso legislativo a nivel federal, y cómo los activistas de Pan, como votantes por sus representantes federales, pueden ser partícipes en éste...

  • La Base Bíblica para Abogar con el Propósito de Erradicar el Hambre

    Este folleto presenta los temas generales de la Biblia que guían los objetivos de Pan para el Mundo en sus esfuerzos para acabar con el hambre. Además de los versículos bíblicos aquí citados, hay muchas otras referencias a los pobres y hambrientos en la Biblia, y Jesús habló muchas veces acerca...

Community

Vote to End Hunger

February 5, 2016

Insight

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