Fact Sheet

We urge Congress to embrace smarter immigration and border enforcement policy. Photo: Jeffrey Austin

Border Policy: Addressing the Root Causes of Hunger and Immigration

January 9, 2018

Immigration is a hunger issue on both sides of the border. We call on Congress to take a comprehensive approach to immigration reform.

Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states. Photo: iStock

Fact Sheet: Hunger and Poverty in Puerto Rico

October 19, 2017

Even before Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, hunger and food insecurity were much more common among Puerto Ricans than among their fellow U.S. citizens in the 50 states.

Before the hurricanes, 1...

Latino children are nearly twice as likely to lack access to sufficient nutritious food as non-Latino white children. Photo: Bread for the World

El Hambre y la Pobreza en la Comunidad Hispana

September 15, 2017

Hay 56 millones de hispanos en Estados Unidos. Algunos son nacidos aquí, mientras que otros son originarios de México, Centroamérica, o Sudamérica. Los hispanos son culturalmente y ra-cialmente diversos, y varían en...

Food insecurity can be more predictive of chronic illness than income. iStockphoto

Food Insecurity and Chronic Health Conditions

September 29, 2017

Food security status is strongly related to the likelihood of chronic disease in general, and to the number of chronic conditions an individual may have.

Overall, adults with very low food security are 40...

Joseph Terranova for Bread for the World.

Health Care Is a Hunger Issue

September 22, 2017

Learn more about the principles that Bread for the World supports regarding health reform.

Hunger by the Numbers

September 19, 2017

In 2016, 41.2 million people were food-insecure (most recent figures available) — meaning that they were unsure how they would provide for their next meal.

Through the federal budget process, Congress can make funding decisions that put us on track to end hunger and poverty. Infographic by Doug Puller / Bread for the World

Fundamentos del presupuesto: El Hambre y el presupuesto nacional

May 5, 2017

Por medio del proceso presupuestario, el Congreso puede tomar decisiones de financiación que nos ponen en el camino hacia el fin del hambre y la pobreza. Sin importar cuál partido controla el Congreso o la Casa...

Fact Sheet: El Impacto del Presupuesto 2018 en la Comunidad Latina

August 15, 2017

Para poner fin al hambre y la pobreza en Estados Unidos para el 2030, nuestro país necesita un presupuesto que mejore la vida de hombres, mujeres y niños. Desafortunadamente, el Gobierno del Presidente Trump y el...

The Impacts of Proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on the African-American Community

August 28, 2017

To end hunger and poverty in the United States by 2030, our country needs to support a budget that improves the lives of men, women, and children. Unfortunately, the Trump administration and Congress are proposing...

The Impacts of Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Cuts on People in Africa and the Middle East

August 28, 2017

Worldwide, hunger and extreme poverty — defined as living on less than $1.90 a day — have been cut in half since 1990. Building on this momentum, the world has set a goal to end hunger and poverty by 2030. ...

from our Resource Library

For Education

  • The Nourishing Effect

    Hunger and food insecurity add at least $160 billion a year to U.S. healthcare costs.

  • Mass Incarceration: A Major Cause of Hunger

    Mass incarceration has far-reaching effects in the United States. It poses a significant barrier to ending U.S. hunger and poverty by 2030—a goal the United States adopted in 2015. But the connection is not always obvious.

  • Advancing Nutrition through Food Aid Reform

    The United States has long been a global leader in responding to humanitarian emergencies. Food assistance that includes nutritious food for pregnant women and young children is both a life-and-death matter for individuals and an economic imperative for countries.

For Faith

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

  • 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.

    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...

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.


  • 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.