When we come together, we have more power.

Partnering with God to end hunger requires us to organize ourselves for action. Whether we come together as churches, as campus groups, or with other people of good will, collective action makes a bigger impact than individual protest.

Throughout the Scriptures, God speaks of our purpose to rebuild, restore and renew all that is broken (Isaiah 61). We work to end the brokenness of hunger and poverty in our communities, in our country, and around the world. We partner in God’s work to lift the barriers that impede the flourishing God intended for all people.

"Our faith calls us to rebuild, restore, and renew all that is broken."

Isaiah 61

 Women and girls in developing countries spend hours per day fetching water because of a lack of infrastructure, pulling women away from income-earning opportunities and girls out of school. Photo: UN / Martine Perret

Hunger Programs

What does a world without hunger look like? It looks like everyone having the nutritious meals they need to flourish. Churches, charities, food banks, and non-profit organizations cannot get there alone. Government programs and policies play an important role too.

Federal domestic nutrition programs such as SNAP (formerly known as food stamps), Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC), and the school lunch program are just a few examples. These programs keep millions of Americans from going hungry. International humanitarian assistance responds to natural and human-caused...

Advocacy is hard work, and sometimes the victories do not come right away. But Bread has been doing advocacy for decades and has the expertise, experience, and track record for bringing hope and opportunity. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Policy Change

This is an important time to get involved and make your voice heard. Congress and the president are making major decisions that could hit individuals and families living in poverty and at risk of hunger hard. Bread for the World’s policy agenda focuses on the most timely issues that impact hunger. These are some of the issues that Congress or the administration needs to address in order accomplish this goal.

Lobby Day 2011. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Community Action

When we come together, we have power. Partnering with God to end hunger requires us to organize ourselves for action. When we come together as churches, campus groups, community organizations, or individuals of good will, collective action makes a bigger impact than individual protest. Because we live in a democracy, Congress listens when people speak up, and we can be heard better when we speak together. Advocacy to end hunger — involving educating, organizing, and mobilizing — starts with us in our communities.

School Girls - UN Photo/Albert Gonzales Farran

Faith Action

Throughout the Scriptures, God speaks of our purpose to rebuild, restore and renew all that is broken (Isaiah 61). We work to end the brokenness of hunger and poverty in our communities, in our country, and around the world. We partner in God’s work to lift the barriers that impede the flourishing God intended for all people.

The research conducted at Bread is having a real impact and long-lasting effect. Photo: Joe Molieri / Bread for the World

Research

In order to solve a problem, it’s important to know its causes. Research helps identify the root causes of hunger and strategies to end it that have worked in the past.

Research is also a way of gathering information and knowledge. And in our day and age, information is power.

Bread views research as a way of actively engaging decision makers and others on the issue of hunger. It’s not all academic or theoretical. For example, Bread’s briefing papers and annual Hunger Report...

Over the years, Bread’s Offering of Letters and other campaigns have won far-reaching changes for hungry and poor people. Photo: Laura Pohl / Bread for the World

Partnerships and Coalitions

While Bread is the largest organization of its kind, we still believe that we cannot end hunger on our own. Everyone, including our government, must do their part. Building political will within the government to end hunger takes the work of many individuals and organizations. That’s why Bread joins with partners and is part of coalitions to carry out its mission.

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.

  • Immigration is a Hunger Issue

    Why Is Immigration a Hunger Issue?

    People who live and work here without documentation are among the most vulnerable people in our country. They are more likely to live in poverty and to struggle to put food on the table. The national poverty rate is 14.8 percent, while immigrants as a...

  • El Hambre está relacionada con la inmigración

    ¿Por qué la inmigración es cuestión de hambre?

    Las personas que aquí viven y trabajan sin documentos se encuentran entre las más vulnerables en nuestro país. Tienen más probabilidades de vivir en la pobreza y de batallar para obtener alimentos. La tasa nacional de pobreza es de 14.8...

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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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...

For Advocacy