Developing strategies to end hunger

Bread for the World Institute

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Bread for the World Institute provides policy analysis on hunger and strategies to end it.

The Institute educates opinion leaders, policy makers, and the public about hunger in the United States and abroad.


Our Plan to End Hunger in America

Bread for the World Institute's 2014 Hunger Report proposes bold steps to end hunger in the United States by 2030. Returning the economy closer to the full employment level of 2000 would also decrease hunger from today’s rate of 14.5 percent.

By making jobs a priority, it would be possible for President Obama and Congress to reduce hunger in America by 25 percent by 2017. In addition to investing in good jobs as a way of ending hunger, the report also recommends ending the political brinkmanship that led to the sequester, or automatic budget cuts, and focusing on investing in people, strengthening the safety net and encouraging community partnerships.

“Developing countries have made great strides towards ending hunger since 2000,” said Asma Lateef, Director of Bread for the World Institute. “However, U.S. hunger has increased, as evidenced by the record number of Americans receiving food stamp benefits today.”

The 2014 Hunger Report calls on the U.S. government to work with the international community to establish a universal set of goals to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which expire in December 2015. New global development goals must include ending hunger and extreme poverty and achieving global food security and good nutrition for all by 2030.

Further Reading

Global Hunger / Photo by Kibae Park for the United Nations

Global Hunger

Worldwide, the number of hungry people has dropped significantly, but 842 million people continue to struggle with hunger every day.

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Ricky Horton / Photo by Laura Pohl

U.S. Hunger

We live in the world's wealthiest nation. Yet most Americans will live in poverty at some point before age 65.

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Counting Hungry People / Credit: Bread for the World

Briefing Papers

Read analysis on maternal/child nutrition, development assistance, aid effectiveness, the causes of hunger, and immigration as a hunger issue.

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Pakistani Drinking Water / Photo by Jim Stipe

Development Works

The Development Works series is comprised of seven short essays that make the case for effective international development assistance.

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