Covenant Churches

Your congregation or faith community can become more deeply involved in justice and hunger issues through Bread for the World by becoming a Covenant Church. Covenant Churches make an annual commitment to:

  • observe Bread for the World Sunday annually and integrate hunger concerns in prayer, worship, and stewardship and educational activities.
  • participate in Bread for the World’s annual Offering of Letters and engage in advocacy on other legislation in Congress.
  • make an annual financial contribution to Bread for the World, support local anti-hunger efforts and your denomination’s hunger program, and encourage members of your congregation to join Bread for the World.

In response to this commitment, Bread for the World offers additional resources and encouragement to Covenant Churches. Four members of your congregation are also eligible to receive free Bread for the World memberships. To learn more, email church@bread.org, or call 800/822-7323. 

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

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

  • 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...

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
     

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.

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  • 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.