Faith Tools

  • Design by Doug Puller/Bread for the World

    Pray to End Hunger Prayer Commitment Card

    July 6, 2015

    At Bread for the World, we’re committed to praying for an end to hunger by 2030. We know that God is moving in our time to end hunger, and through prayer we remain connected to that work. If you’re committed to...

  • Daily Prayers to End Hunger

    July 6, 2015

    Inspired by the Lord's Prayer, this pocket-size resource includes brief prayers for each day of the week - along with passages from Scripture. Through our prayers for those who hunger, for ourselves, and for our...

  • Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World

    Working With Your Church to End Hunger (church engagement) Brochure

    July 6, 2015

    This brochure provides a brief introduction to Bread for the World for church leaders seeking new ways to engage their congregations in ending hunger in God's world....

  • Getting Ready to Come Back: Advocacy Guide for Mission Teams

    July 6, 2015

    Getting Ready to Come Back will help short-term mission teams traveling internationally to understand how political, social, and economic systems contribute to hunger and poverty. The guide seeks to support and...

  • The Biblical Basis for Advocacy to End Hunger

    July 6, 2015

    This brochure presents the broad themes from the Bible that guide the mission of Bread for the World in working to end hunger.

    In addition to the Bible verses and passages cited here, there are many other...

  • Give Us Today Our Daily Bread prayer card

    July 6, 2015

    Inspired by the Lord's Prayer, this pocket-size resource includes brief prayers for each day of the week - along with passages from Scripture. Through our prayers for those who hunger, for ourselves, and for our...

  • 2015 Hunger Report Christian Study Guide

    July 1, 2015

    Bread for the World Institute’s 2015 Hunger Report: When Women Flourish ... We Can End Hunger offers information, insight, and challenges to people of faith. This guide invites Christians to study it together and to...

  • Religious Leaders' Statement on the Full Particiation and Leadership of Women

    May 7, 2015

    Statement by 50 prominent Christain leaders in the 2015 Hunger Report.  It recognizes the critical role of women's leadership in ending global hunger.  They commit to removing barriers that prevent women from...

  • A Liberation Poem

    May 6, 2015

    A short, poetic prayer focusing on liberation.

  • Prayers While Throwing Out Food

    May 6, 2015

    A short, personal prayer on wasting food.

Tools
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.

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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.