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Churches are the seedbed for strong and effective advocacy with Bread. In their life as a congregation — in the sermons, prayers, singing, offerings, Bible studies, and service — churches can help their members understand and act on their faith. Bread invites your church to join 5,000 churches across the country nation urging our nation’s decision-makers to end hunger.
One great way to get ideas on how your church can become part of Bread for the World is to hear how other churches and the members and pastors in them have done creative and energizing advocacy activities.
Choose one activity for your church to get started. Gather ideas and support from your pastor and other church leaders.
You can use this powerful way to engage your church in advocacy. An Offering of Letters is doable, and it’s effective. With Bread’s help, your church members can learn about the year’s issue, write personal letters to their members of Congress urging specific action on that issue, consecrate, and send the letters. Members of Congress say that just a handful of personal letters from constituents get a staff member assigned to research the issue and decide how to respond. Letters are still among the very best ways to communicate with Congress. A heartfelt letter based on your own experience and passion can shape a leader’s opinion.
God has made it possible to bring an end to hunger by 2030. Learn more about how your church can be part of Bread’s special campaign to pray, act, and give at this transformational time.
Your church can celebrate Bread for the World Sunday. According to your church traditions, a special service is held in October. The education, prayer, and worship that Sunday is about ending hunger. Congregations commit themselves to the fight against hunger and poverty according to their faith tradition.
Bread provides many resources designed for churches. They include:
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"When you give a banquet,
invite the poor."
Private charities provide about 1 in every 20 bags needed to feed people who are hungry. The federal government provides the rest. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World
For children's minds to be filled, their bellies need to be filled first.
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While hunger declined from 2017 for the general U.S. population, African Americans experienced a one percent increase, an increase of 153,000 African American households. This fact sheet explores the issue in depth.
Better nutrition is a necessary component of a country’s capacity to achieve development goals such as economic growth and improved public health.
Dear Members of Congress,
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This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-African people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.
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.
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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.
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.
These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C.